Bekeerd (Converted)
An increasing number of women and men in The Netherlands convert to Islam. Anthropologist Vanessa Vroon-Najem has done research into this phenomenon for her PhD-thesis. Photographer Saskia Aukema made ​​a photo documentary on the same subject, including dozens of portraits of converts. They have joined forces for the book 'Bekeerd' ('Converted') that was published in April 2014 by Komma Publishers. The book is designed to increase knowledge about this interesting social development and challenges stereotypical images of Muslims and converts that many people still have.
title Bekeerd (Converted)
client Vanessa Vroon-Najem and Saskia Aukema + Steven Hond
publisher Uitgeverij Komma
authors Vanessa Vroon-Najem (text) + Saskia Aukema (photos)
book design Wout de Vringer
font Dolly (Underware), HTF Didot
size 135 x 215 mm
pages 152
printing full colour
cover hardcover with American dustjacket; dustjacket printed in black, gold pantone 871, green pantone 361 + green pantone 323; hardcover with gold foil stamp
published 2014
isbn 978-94-91525-25-4