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EEN ZWEEM VAN WEEMOED
Verhalen uit de Antilliaanse slaventijd
Cornelis Ch. Goslinga
These stories of the history of Curaçao are an intriguing mix of fiction and true history.
They are sometimes inhumane and painfull recognizable situations, though the positive, the good, the honorable vanquish.
With that the writer touches our heart and the core of the Curaçao thinking and doing. No matter how bad it may look, in the times of these stories, as well as today and in the future, there will be always someone who stand by you - and there is always hope.
The melancholy from some of the stories, makes you desire a time, when blame and innocence, good and bad seemed to have clearer dividing lines. Almost. Because Goslinga's message is clear: slavery is an important page in the Curaçao history, but a black one.
CORNELIS CH. GOSLINGA, old history teacher on the island of Curaçao and old professor of the Universities of California (Berkeley) and Florida (Gainesville), tries in fourteen sizzling stories to give a picture of the feelings, the mentality, the unique character of the population of Curaçao in times of slavery and succeeds herein.
Dutch | paperback | 175 pages | Caribbean Publishing N.V. | Curaçao | 1rst edition | 1993