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Ninke van Hichtum


(1860 - 1939)

Ninke van Hichtum

Ninke van Hichtum is a pseudonym of Sjowkje Troelstra-Bokma deBoer (13 February 1860 – 9 January 1939), a well-known Frisian Dutch children’s author. From 1888 to 1904, she was married to famous politician Pieter Jelles Troelstra.

Van Hichtum wrote books and stories in both West Frisian, her native language, and in Dutch. She has an award named after her: the Nienke van Hichtum Award.


Afke’s Ten (1936)

A family story set in Holland

Author(s): Ninke van Hichtum
Illustrator(s): Hilda van Stockum

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