Radjinder Bhagwanbali on Tetary at 144 years of Hindustani Immigration

In honor of the Hindustani Immigration Day on June 5th, Multicultural Working Group Ashna hosted an event celebrating the strength and resistance of Hindustani indentured labourers. Author Radjinder Bhagwanbali spoke about the circumstances that led to acts of resistance and the role ofJaney Tetary, the leader of the uprising at Plantage Zorg en Hoop in 1884.

Upcoming release Stephen Small: 20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe

Stephen Small will publish his book “20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe” later on this year. In it Small offers an in-depth analysis of what exactly is Black Europe, and the experiences of Black people in Europe. He addresses questions about definition, gender and demography; about history and the legacies of slavery, colonialism and imperialism;…

Radjinder Bhagwanbali pays tribute to Hindustani warriors of resistance

In honor of the Hindustani Immigration Day on June 5th, Multicultural Working Group Ashna is hosting an event celebrating the strength and resistance of Hindustani indentured labourers. One of those laboureres, Janey Tetary, was the leader of the uprising at Plantage Zorg en Hoop in 1884. Despite her remarkable contribution to the history of the…

Stephen Small Full Professor at UC Berkeley

Amrit Publishers congratulates author Stephen Small with his promotion to the rank of Full Professor! In announcing his promotion, Dr. Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley writes: “We here in African American Studies are well aware of Stephen’s work as a nationally…

Book launch of Hatem Bazian at Zaytuna College

Check out this video of the book launch of Hatem Bazian at Zaytuna College. The session includes a lecture and discussion on his latest book “Palestine…it is something colonial”.

Stephen Small on tour in Brazil

Stephen Small made a visit to Brazil from March 22nd until April 2nd and gave several lectures. In Rio de Janeiro, Small visited the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, where he gave a lecture on ‘Theorizing Black Europe’ to a packed audience of professors and students. He was hosted at the Federal university by…

Radjinder Bhagwanbali visits Suriname to present the story of Tetary

On March 10th Dr. Dr. Radjinder Bhagwanbali visited Suriname to present the story of Tetary and its significance for the Hindustani community today. The meeting was organized by the Cultural Union Suriname. Carlo Jadnanansing wrote a detailed review of the meeting for Star News: “In this respect, the presentation of Bhagwanbali was a revelation for…

Professor Stephen Small on ‘Palestine… It is Something Colonial’

On March 9th, Professor Stephen Small of the Department of African American Studies at UC, Berkeley spoke at the book launch of Dr. Hatem Bazian Book launch: ‘Palestine… It is Something Colonial’. Below his introduction on the importance of this work for the decolonial framework. “I join you this evening to celebrate the publication of this…

Sebieren Hassenmahomed on Tetary

Together with three other Dutch Indian women, Sebieren Hassenmahomed talks about what the story of Janey Tetary means to her and the Dutch Indian community. Tetary was the leader of the resistance at plantation Zorg en Hoop in Suriname. The video is part of the campaign Tetary Must Rise, which aims to raise money for…

Sandew Hira presents first copy to president Bouterse

Sandew Hira has presented the first copy of his new book “De getuigenis van president Desi Bouterse” to President Bouterse. The  Surinamese president has spoken to the Surinamese media about the book and the initiative Sandew Hira has taken to establish a path towards truth and reconciliation and says: “Let me thank you for your…