Aliefka

bio

Hello! You have landed here out of curiosity and as your attention is a valuable commodity, I’ll try to keep this short.

I am a writer, creative producer and lawyer. If you’d like to know what novels and other things I’ve written, you can have a look here.

Like for every writer, my childhood is of large influence on my outlook on storytelling. I was born in the Caribbean and traveled the globe during my childhood. Having lived in Ghana in the 80s is a huge source of inspiration. A lot of my personal writing touches on themes relating to our controversial Dutch cultural legacy in the world and, on a more personal level, the question of how identity is defined.

I am currently working on a film adaptation of a novel ‘Plantage Wildlust’ by Tessa Leeuwsha. It is set in Suriname 1912, in the era after slave trade was abolished. I also completed the screenplay for a feature film called ‘Morrocan Wedding’ (with Mina el Hannaoui) which is supported by Dutch Filmfund and set for principal photography in March 2021. The feel-good ensemble feature film about parenting which I wrote (based on an idea and characters by the producer) is now in post-production and due for release in September 2021. And there’s more… such as a YA project with Mina el Hannaoui called ‘Exposed’ and various pitches for TV series.

I am on the Mainstream Committee of the Dutch Film Fund and a board member to the Guild for Authors in Holland, as well as a board member for the Screenwriters Association. If you’d really like to know more about me, then send me an email and we’ll have coffee!

please contact me here.