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Author Dina-Perla Portnaar

I am going to become the philosophical, female, novelist version of Aaron Sorkin

Setting the bar as high as I can

Dina-Perla Portnaar is known for the Dutch memoirs Exodus from the Lighthouse. The autobiography was turned into a Dutch television production for KRO-NCRV. It was discussed on a wide range of occasions, including events and scientific research. In 2023, the Amsterdam City Archives added it to the collection as an important manifest with herstorical value. The book is still available as an e-book and still sells.

Currently, Dina-Perla Portnaar is working on a philosophical mystery.

Exodus uit de vuurtoren | Exodus from the lighthouse, written by Dina-Perla Portnaar

herstory, not history

Dina-Perla grows up in Jewish ultra-Orthodoxy and a stifling reality, in which nothing is what it seems. As a young girl, she fights for freedom and love, flees her parental home, and decides never to return. Exodus from the Lighthouse is a gripping revelation and deals with Dina-Perla’s extraordinary life lessons from that turbulent period. Never has such an entourage behind closed doors, including her time at the orthodox school the Cheider, been described so penetratingly and from the inside out as now.

Ten years after her escape, Dina-Perla is confronted with her biological childlessness. She sets out to investigate. Is it possible to unravel the truth? The memoir deals with some reflective testimonies, focused on the experience of the past. From a spiritual point of perspective, emancipated women are born. Strong women, however, are shaped through the course of their lives.

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Watch the episode of Exodus, the apostate. Dina-Perla Portnaar is played by actress Tara Hetharia. 27th April 2021, 22:10 CET, KRO-NCRV, NPO3.