Shadows in Suriname by Margaretta Pos | Paperback
Some places stay in the shadows. Suriname is such a place. Located on the northeast shoulder of South America, this once rich, now poor, former Dutch plantation colony is little known. Its people are a complex mix, descended since the 17th century from African slaves, Dutch Christians, Portuguese Jews, indentured Asians, and indigenous Amerindians.
This collection of stories moves between Tasmania where the author was born and Suriname, where her father’s family has lived for 200 years, telling tales of exploration, discovery, romance and death. They cast some light into the shadows, but in the unravelling, things aren’t always what they seem.
“Margaretta Pos brings all her skills as an investigative journalist to her portrait of a little known country and its rich and diverse culture. In exploring her own and her father’s history, Pos suggests the subtle underlying connections that bind us together in unexpected ways. These stories are a revelation.” ~ Amanda Lohrey
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