Posted in Justice, news-tableau, tagged amnestie, Decembermoorden 1982, Desi Bouterse, kooien, Paramaribo, Suriname, Vogeltjesmarkt, vogelvrij on April 3, 2012 |
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De reportage gisteravond van AT5 vanuit Paramaribo waarin ook Desi Bouterse die heel gemoedelijk als Opa van de Natie zich tussen het volk op de zondagse vogeltjesmarkt mengde (*) inspireerde mij tot het navolgende nieuwstableau, gebaseerd op de Surinaamse odo (gezegde) “mi na kakalaka mi no abi leti na fowru mofu” (de kakkerlak heeft geen recht in de bek van de vogel). En ja, een goed embleem (zinnepop) kun je op meerdere wijzen lezen en begrijpen.
(*) de originele reportage is na het zien van een reclamefilmpje te zien op de AT5 website… je kunt hieronder zien hoever “door te spoelen.”
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Posted in Archives and Library, Caribbean and neighboring areas, tagged bibliografie, Caraibisch Uitzicht blog, colonial collections, digital cultural heritage, Googlebooks, Henna Goudzand, Michiel van Kempen, Suriname on September 9, 2009 |
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A quick collage made for the OER magazine on the basis of a picture I did find on the cover of another Surinam related printed magazine OSO (vol.28; number 1; April 2009) and the editors have ripped this picture from some archive (I will check what the actual picture origin is, just out of curiosity) it's for a column called "halfbloedjes land" (land of little half bloods). Collage keeps a picture alive!
Last week, by email, two old friends crossed my way, bending back my time line to thirty years ago, to Surinam and Carib literature and working in Paramaribo. Henna Goudzand who I first met in Paramaribo – during the days of a sergeants state and their imposed curfew – was a colleague of my girlfriend Josien Eissens who had taken a job to instruct new Dutch language teachers over there.
Henna lives since long in the Netherlands and she did ask me recently to make an illustration for her new digital magazine “OER digitaal vrouwenblad“. The first issue of OER was announced on a blog about Caribbean literature and that appeared to be produced by another friend of who I had lost sight, Michiel van Kempen. At the end of the eighties - in Amsterdam – he had been introduced to me by Henna as a possible candidate to work on a bibliography of Surinam related books from the collection of the University of Amsterdam. From 1973 till 1998 I worked as a curator of the Documentation Center of Modern Social Movements at the University Library of Amsterdam and my prolonged stay in Surinam – in 1980 – had woken my interest in the cultural heritage gab produced by the Dutch colonial history. In 1991 I had written a proposal for making an inventory of any kind of publication relating to Surinam in the collections of the University of Amsterdam. It was Michiel van Kempen, together with a colleague of mine from the library, Kees van Doorne, who did a splendid job by finding and cataloguing almost 8000 publications (including historical maps), all this within five years. The results have been published in a fat printed catalogue with an impressive index: Suriname-Catalogus van de Universiteitsbibliotheek van Amsterdam in 1995.
The last decade I had little contact with the Surinam milieu and so it is a pleasure to be connected again. Yesterday I wrote my first post for the nice Caraib literature blog, and in the writing process I had a vision of Google helping a project of colonial “Widergutmachung” by scanning all those publications from the University of Amsterdam …. (because when I flip through the description of 8000 or so neatly catalogued books and other publications related to Surinam, such bibliographical items always give me the sensation of visiting a Gulag camp with thousands of books suffering and moaning, waiting to be set free and communicate with all those eager readers outside the barbed wire fence of academia and copyrights).
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