Asma Lamrabet

20 Questions and Answers on Islam and Women: For centuries, the question of “women in Islam” has been held hostage by two opposing but equally radical perspectives: one, rigid Islamic conservative; the other, western, ethnocentric, and islamophobic. In 20 Questions and Answers on Islam and Women Asma Lamrabet criticizes with both perspectives from a reformist approach….

Stephen Small and Sandew Hira

20 Questions and Answers about Dutch Slavery and its Legacy: Most people in the Netherlands think of slavery and the slave trade as something that happened a long time ago, did not affect many people, and have little relevance to Dutch society today. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that politics, economics, religion,…

Sandew Hira

20 Questions and Answers about Reparations for Colonialism: This book brings together the most relevant facts and insights on reparations and it positions the debate on reparations as part of the continuing struggle to decolonize the mind. The goal is to provide material for debate and discussion. It deals with reparations for both trans-Atlantic slavery…

Radjindre Bhagwanbali

Tetary (de koppige) – Het verzet van Hindoestanen tegen het Indentured Labour System in Suriname, 1873-1916: This book is the second publication of a trilogy of Radjinder Bhagwanbali on the history of Dutch Indians under the Indentured Labour System in Suriname for the period 1873-1916. The first part of the trilogy deals with the recruitment and transportation of…

Jan Schalkwijk

Ontwikkeling van de zending in het Zuid-Caraïbisch gebied, in het bijzonder onder de Hindostanen 1850-1980: This book by Jan Schalkwijk is the first study that elaborates on a group within the Hindustani community that has barely been addressed in historiography: the Christians, with a specific focus on followers of the Moravian Church. Schalkwijk draws from sources of Moravian…

The Colonial State in the Caribbean – J. Marten W. Schalkwijk

The Colonial State in the Caribbean – structural analysis and changing elite networks in Suriname 1650 – 1920: Marten Schalkwijk presents a new view on the colonial history of Suriname. The phenomenon of the colonial state in Suriname has not received much attention in de Surinamese historiography. The manners in which local elites gain substantial control…

Radjindre Bhagwanbali

De nieuwe awatar van slavernij – Hindoestaanse migranten onder het indentured labour systeem naar Suriname, 1873 – 1916: For the first time someone has been able to reconstruct the full and true picture of the history of Dutch Indians. Dr. Drs. Radjindre Bhagwanbali researched the archives in India, England, the Netherlands and Suriname, and has reconstructed what…

Edwin Marshall

Fred Derby, vakbondsleider en politicus: In this book, author Edwin Marshall elaborates on the life and work of the trade union leader and politician, Fred Derby. It is the story of the boy from Berlin (district Para), who has become a trade union leader and politician of stature. Derby gained his political education in the PNR, the…

Martina Amoksi

De marronvrouw in de stad – een historische analyse van de gevolgen van urbanisatie voor de marronvrouwen in Suriname: “A girl is the wealth of the bee,” a phrase that highlights the central role of women in the Maroon community. The bee is a group of Maroons, in which matrilineal kinship between the members can be…

Frank Dragtenstein

Alles voor de vrede – de brieven van Boston Band tussen 1757 en 1763: Who was Boston Band? In the oral tradition, he has been known and is highly valued as “progenitor”, resistance fighter, writing ex-slave and initiator of the peace. Boston arrived probably after the year 1749 in Suriname and died in 1766. In…