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…

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…

Pushpita Awasthi

The statue in the rock: Professor, poet, editor, fiction writer, translator, linguist, diplomat, Hindi ambassador en organizer par excellence – at large, Pushpita defies categorization. In Pushpita’s poems the everyday, contemporary experience echoes the mystic poetry of Kabir and the love poetry of Sanskrit poet Jaidev. Nature and love, the twin themes of her poetic…

Armand Zunder

Herstelbetalingen – de Wiedergutmachtung voor de schade die Suriname en haar bevolking hebben geleden onder het Nederlands kolonialisme: In 2001 the Dutch government, through Minister Rogier van Boxtel, recognized that the Netherlands has committed “great injustice” in the past and offered “intense excuses for the enslavement of people and trading in enslaved people”. During the…

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…

Sandew Hira

Decolonizing the mind – een fundamentele kritiek op het wetenschappelijk kolonialisme: On October 25th, 2009 Sandew Hira entered into a debate with Prof. Dr. Gert Oostindie of Leiden University on the history of colonialism. The debate was organized by Vereniging Ons Suriname in Amsterdam. Hira argued that Oostindie was part of a movement, which he describes in…