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Not just a book review: We slaves of Suriname by Anton de Kom

Haringsma, Phaedra (2022) Not just a book review: We slaves of Suriname by Anton de Kom. LSE Review of Books (28 Jan 2022). Blog Entry.

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We Slaves of Suriname by Anton de Kom, the first book on Surinamese history written by a Surinamese man, gives a detailed historical account of the horrors of slavery and the transition into ‘free’ citizenship under Dutch colonial rule, telling a story of tragedy and hardship as well as self-love and resilience. As this seminal work of twentieth-century anticolonial literature is published in English for the first time, Phaedra Haringsma reflects on its contents, De Kom’s life and the life the book has taken on after De Kom’s death.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 09:03
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 09:03

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