Jan Kempenaers - Belgian Colonial Monuments
- 72 pages
- 220 × 220 mm
- ISBN 9789492811509
- Dutch, English
This book contains an inventory consisting of 40 colonial monuments related to the Belgian colonial past, from King Leopold II’s Free State to the independence of Congo in 1960, which to date and without exception can all be found in the Belgian public space. Today we experience monuments and the symbolism of memory and veneration in a different way than when they were conceived. The colonial era still has an impact on today’s society, which is why the memorials are now rightly under discussion.