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5 popular surinamese books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around South America Challenge" were written by authors from Suriname. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.


On a Woman's Madness by Astrid Roemer EN

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Nine days after getting married, Noenka leaves her husband in a squall. The path on which she finds herself is lined with memories, boa constrictors, and flowers--and the repressive, unwritten laws of post-colonial Suriname that inhibit young Black women like her.


Reconstruction by Karin Amatmoekrim EN

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This collection of five subtly wrought stories from Amatmoekrim brings her short fiction into the English language for the first time. Ranging from the speculative 'Jacques d'Or' to the radical 'De Radicaal', this collection is a journey through Amatmoekrim's pre-occupation with what kind of world we are creating. Her often cheerful and entertaining writing is threaded with threatening undertones, creating a haunting effect on the reader.


The Cost of Sugar by Cynthia McLeod EN

Rating: 3 (2 votes)
The Cost of Sugar is an intriguing history of those rabid times in Dutch Surinam between 1765-1779 when sugar was king.Told through the eyes of two Jewish step sisters, Eliza and Sarith, descendants of the settlers of 'New Jerusalem of the River' know today as Jodensvanne. The Cost of Sugar is a frank expose of the tragic toll on the lives of colonists and slaves alike.


Wij slaven van Suriname by Cornelis Gerard Anton Kom NL

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Geschiedenis van het lot van de slaven in Suriname en hun bestaan na de afschaffing van de slavernij (1863), beschreven door een Surinamer, die om zijn politieke activiteiten uit Suriname verbannen werd.


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