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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…