Booklaunch “Meerstemmig Verleden” on Dutch Slavery Past

5 11 2011

On tuesday November 15th the book Meerstemmig Verleden will be presented at 8.00 p.m. at De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 2, Amsterdam. There will be a debate on different representations of the Dutch slavery past (in response to the tv series De Slavernij), stories, music and cabaret.

The book is published by KIT Publishers and gives personal accounts of how people view slavery. It is the result of the project of the Foundation Colorful Past about Dutch slavery past.

Aruban poet/writer Quito Nicolaas is one of the persons interviewed. He emphasizes the responsibility of the Creole-Surinamese community in gathering personal stories of the slavery experience. Helga Fredison put the emancipation struggle of her famous great-uncle Anton de Kom and Eddy Caffé is still deeply connected to the Church where his great-grandfather worked as a slave. By accommodating these personal stories creates a nuanced picture of the legacy of the Dutch slavery past. A nuance that is lacking in debates. 

TICKETS are obtained @ De Nieuwe Liefde

“Meerstemmig Verleden” soon available @ BookIsh Plaza



2 responses

5 11 2011
charles croes

Sadly, slavery (once it happens) seems to remain ingrained for generations. Colonialism is an addictive lifestyle ~ or so it seems. While the chains and wips might be gone, the behavior is passed from one generation to the next.

26 11 2011

Dear Charles,
Keep us posted on your new book. We would like to know more about it. We might be interested to sell your book(s) on our online bookshop BookIsh Plaza (in the Netherlands). email
We’re looking out for selfpublished authors from the islands. We want to make these authors more visible to a broader reading community. I look forward to hear from you soon.

Cordial saludos,
Irene de Cuba

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