The Kwee Family of Ciledug

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This book is based upon a unique private collection of photographs and home movies of one Peranakan Chinese elite family, the Kwee family from Ciledug, owners of the sugar factory Djatipiring. It aims to bring the private lives of the modern Peranakan Chinese elite in colonial Java to the fore and asks to what extent ideas about progress, development and ‘the modern’ have affected their world-view and life-styles.

Lotty’s Bench

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In Amsterdam alone more than eighty monuments have been created that have something to do with the persecution. In addition, there are still many locations that tell parts of the story of the persecution of the Jews; Buildings, squares and streets that were once the silent witnesses of the darkest page in the city’s history. The stories behind monuments and locations come together In Lotty’s bench. In 95 short stories it becomes clear how inextricably linked the city of Amsterdam still is with the history of the persecution of its Jews. verwacht november 2018

Towards a fair and just economy

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The book presents case descriptions, outcomes of collaborative action research and conceptual frameworks. The various chapters emerged from joint collaboration with activists, social entrepreneurs, social investors and development organisations in four continents: Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. With this book the editor and authors aim to contribute to the debate about strategies for global social justice.

Indische pracht / Indonesian Splendour

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Photographer Dennis A-Tjak has been making a name for himself as portraitist of old flower varieties from countries that the VOC traded with in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. What fascinates him in these varieties is that some of them have been there for centuries and have been passed on to us from generation to generation. A-Tjak has clearly developed his own style for photographing old flower varieties. available October 20, 2018

Dolf Henkes and Curaçao

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At the end of 1945, at the invitation of the doctor and artist Chris Engels, the Rotterdam-born artist Dolf Henkes boarded a boat to Curaçao. He took fifty paintings with him and made two important murals on the island, in the terminal building of Hato Airport and in the chapel of the Sint Elisabeth Hospital. In the summer of 1947 he travelled on to Mexico and New York.

Slavery Heritage Guide – Gids Slavernijverleden Amsterdam

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Did you know that the Society of Surinam met at Amsterdam City Hall, the current Royal Palace on Dam Square? Many Amsterdammers invested in the VOC, in the West India Company and in the plantations in Surinam and the Antilles. Where was this visible in the city? – second revised edition

Flowers from Universe

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Traditional Javanese textile art lends itself perfectly to telling stories about the centuries-old culture of the island of Java. Flowers from Universe. Textiles of Java is first of all based on the memories and associations of Alit Djajasoebrata, who grew up in the bosom of her Western Javanese family.

Natural History and Ecology of Suriname

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Natural History and Ecology of Suriname offers a unique overview of the remarkable nature of this diverse and beautiful country. It showcases more than 200 fascinating tropical plant and animal species, making it an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to explore Suriname’s remarkable flora and fauna.

Caribbean Crossroads

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Caribbean Crossroads is the journey of a young boy named Chen and how his humble life became one filled with action, conflict, pain, mythical mysteries and finally love. A Caribbean novel.

A Sense of Belonging

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This book, ‘Multiple Narratives of English speaking Arubans; Migration, Identification and Representation’, facilitates a discourse articulating a sense of belonging on Aruba.

Indonesian Textiles at the Tropenmuseum

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The Tropenmuseum Amsterdam houses about 20,000 textile objects that were collected over a period of 160 years. This study presents the collection and the stories of the makers and users of the fabrics as well as those of the collectors who brought them to the Netherlands

Run Janina Run!

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“When I say so, you must crawl under the alley door and run away as fast as you can. And then you must hide so they can’t find you. Do you understand? You must save yourself.” “But, mama…,” Janina started. “No, Janina, do as I say, promise me to run.”

Dutch New York Histories

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This bi-lingual guide open your eyes to the traces of of slavery and its profits and to the signs of the Black and Indigenous presence in New Amsterdam and New Netherland.

Fendry Ekel

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Monography about the Indonesian artist Fendry Ekel. “Ekel has been dubbed a pictor doctus, who critically investigates the power of art, figuration and representation by appropriating iconic images from our collective memory.”

Lianas of the Guianas

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Lianas (woody vines) are iconic symbols of tropical forests around the world. These plants use the energetically expensive investment of trees in woody stems to gain relatively inexpensive access to the light-rich canopy.

Bird Wildlife of Aruba

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Birds are fascinating creatures. They are descendants of dinosaurs and connect us to the far gone past. Like bees and bats, birds play a significant role in nature’s evolutionary clockwork. They pollinate flowers and spread seeds. They help keep insect populations in balance. The state of affairs of our birds is an indicator for the state of affairs of nature as a whole and so they also connect us to our future.

Africa at the Tropenmuseum

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Africa at the Tropenmuseum is not meant to be a general book on art from Africa, but rather a treatise on the formation and development of a specific Africa collection, which started at the beginning of the twentieth century with the fusion of the collections of the Colonial Museum in Haarlem, and the ethnographic collection of Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo.