On August 17th, 1795 a group of chained slaves on plantation Kenepa let their boss know that they no longer wanted to work for him. There was a revolt led by Tula and Bastian Karpata, which lasted nearly a month. Tula and Bastian Karpata had the courage to take the first steps to freedom, although they had to pay for this with their lives. In the last letter that Tula wrote to his idol Toussaint L’Ouverture in Haiti, he said: “They will kill me, as you have long ago said to me, betrayed by our own people. But I know that your genius will continue to inspire us, so that our race will one day be free. The roots will rise again.” This book is only available in Dutch.