The Afûk has this week been accepted as a member of the NPLD. Through this membership de Afûk is now connected with 41 other organisations that are active in the area of language promotion, language policy and language learning. Some of the members include Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Basque Country, Friuli, Finland, Catalonia, Sardinia, Macedonia and […]
In view of the disappearance of more and more minority languages, the United Nations have declared 2019 The International Year of Indigenous Languages (#IYIL2019). Today, 28th January 2019, the official start of the #IYIL2019 campaign takes place in Paris. Throughout the year the main focus will be on minority languages.
Afuk author Tsead Bruinja (1974), who used to live in Rinsumageast and now lives in Amsterdam, is the new Poet Laureate of The Netherlands. During the next two years he will write poems to accompany current affairs and act as poetry ambassador. Bruinja will follow up Naomi Perquin as Poet Laureate of The Netherlands. He […]
The Frisian poets Cornelis van der Wal, Elmar Kuiper, Syds Wiersma and Geart Tigchelaar will be visiting the Danish place Aarhus in the week of 11-17 March. They will perform and translate, but mainly focus on producing new work. Together with Danish poets they want to create a bilingual collection of poetry that will be […]