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,…

Lili Irani

Een ster in de spiegel: Lili Irani grew up in Iran after the 1979 revolution and prefered racing on a skateboard than obediently sitting at home. The war between Iran and Iraq from 1981 to 1988 also has profound implications for her family. Maturing as a young woman with her own dreams also meant butterflies in…

Boi Antoin en Cees Luckhardt

Bonaire, zout en koloniale geschiedenis: The island of Bonaire is now formally a Dutch municipality, but for centuries it was a Dutch colony. The history of the island has been closely connected with the history of the slave trade and for a very specific reason: salt. Almost every ship to Africa and/or the left Caribbean, had…

Olga Orman en Giselle Ecury (ed.)

Topa Tula – Ontmoet Tula: The Simia Literario Foundation has set up a special project. She asked poets inspired by the story of Tula to construct a literary meeting between Tula and the current generation. For the Antillean community Tula, the leader of the revolt against slavery in 1795, is a figure who inspires young people…

Sandew Hira

Geluk bestaat en het is heel dichtbij – Over liefde, seks, politiek en andere onbelangrijke zaken in het leven: Since February 1, 2010 Sandew Hira, publishes a column on the Surinamese news site Star News every Monday. In his columns he covers various topics such as relationships, sexuality, politics, history and decolonization. This publication contains the…

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…

Sandew Hira

Verboden liefde – Familie en homoseksualiteit in de Surinaamse gemeenschap: “Why has Allah punished me?” Mother Jokhoe cried out when her son told her that he was attracted to men. She didn’t even know what homosexuality was. Much later, when she talks to writer Sandew Hira about her first reaction, she keeps saying: “My son is gay and he’s…

Jan Pompe

Management by columns: Management by objectives. Management by exception. Management by fear. There are several ways you can manage a company. Jan Pompe has devised a light-hearted way to discuss management issues. Based on experiences from everyday life, he highlights issues that managers have to deal with. In his own wit he explains how simple issues are made complex…

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…