Hatem Bazian

“Annotations on Race is a tour de force of incisive running commentary on the events that are shaping the world. With great passion and verve, the book covers an eclectic array of topics ranging from Muhammad Ali to the Arab Spring, from Du Bois to the NAFTA and immigration from Mexico… Bazian shows that insights…

Sandew Hira

De getuigenis van president Desi Bouterse: On July 20th, 2015 publicist and columnist Sandew of the Surinamese news website Star News, wrote an open letter to the Surinamese President Bouterse who had won the elections on May 25th and had received an absolute majority in parliament. With the title The truth sets us free, he called…

Hatem Bazian

In 1902, Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, wrote to Cecil Rhodes, the Minister of Colonies for Great Britain: “You are being invited to help make history. It doesn’t involve Africa, but a piece of Asia Minor; not Englishmen but Jews … How, then, do I happen to turn to you since this is…

Sebieren Hassenmahomed

Levens van vreugde en verdriet: Sebieren Hassenmahomed interviewed many Hindustani women about their lives. The women talk openly about their youth, parents, upbringing, education, love, faith, sexuality, marriage, family life, relatives, expectations within the community for men and women, migration to and life in the Netherlands. Some stories are sad, others humorous: life stories and experiences…

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….

Marten Schalkwijk and Stephen Small (eds.)

New Perspectives on Slavery and Colonialism in the Caribbean: This reader consists of 11 articles that focus on slavery and the legacy of slavery in Suriname and the Caribbean. Analysis of slavery in the Caribbean, including variations in the nature, functioning and legacies of slavery across territories with different imperial masters – including the English, Spanish…

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…

Djehuti-Ankh-Kheru

Gezegend en vervloekt – Een geschiedenis van groter Afrika van de bakermat van de beschaving tot aan het derde millennium: There is little available in Dutch literature that highlights the achievements of people of African descent. In this book Djehuti-Ankh-Kheru covers the history of the ancient classical African civilizations, the emergence of transatlantic slavery and…

Guillermo E. Rosario

Onsterfelijk: 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,…