Posthumous Book by Dutch-Surinamese Writer

22 10 2011


The Dutch-Surinamese writer Clark Accord who died last May left an unfinished novel.
On October 28, 2011 the novel Plantation d’Amour, published by Nijgh & Van Ditmar, will be launched at the Public Library Amsterdam. The book examines the period of the Dutch-Surinamese slavery.

The writer became famous chiefly for his novel De Koningin van Paramaribo [The Queen of Paramaribo], about the life of the Surinamese prostitute Maxi Linder. More than 100,000 copies of the book was sold. A theatre piece has been made and a film is in the making.

Accord, who died on May 11 at the age of 50, could not finish the novel. The omitted chapters, notes and annotations were sufficient to make the book, they said. On his deathbed Accord talked to his editor about how the novel should end.

The book will be soon available for sale @ BookIsh Plaza

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