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Cynthia Mc Leod

The Cost of Sugar

€ 20.00



Roman over de slavernij
Vertaald uit het Nederlands door Gerald Mettam
Omslagontwerp: Jeroen Klaver
  

The Cost of Sugar is the successful debut of Suriname’s most celebrated historical novelist, Cynthia Mc Leod, published 23 years ago in 1987, the novel was an instant bestseller in Surinam for Vaco Press, and also in the Netherlands in 1995 for uitgeverij Conserve. 100.000 copies were sold totally. The book was also published in Germany, in hard cover by Langen-Müller and pocket edition by Fischer.
In an engrossing historical account, Cynthia Mc Leod takes her readers back to the 18th century (between 1765-1779, to be precise), recapping the intriguing history of those rabid times through the eyes of two Jewish step sisters, Elza and Sarith, descendants of the settlers of ‘new Jerusalem of the River’,  known today as Jodensavanne, the oldest Jewish settlement in Surinam which boasts the first synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.
The Cost of Sugar is a frank exposé of life in the Dutch slave colony when sugar ruled as kind – and the tragic toll it took on the lives of colonists and slaves alike.

Cynthia Mc Leod was decorated Dame in the Honorary Order of the Golden Palm in 1998 by the President of Surinam.
She is the widow of late Ambassador Donald Mc Leod, and daughter of Dr. Johan Ferrier, the last Governor and first President of Surinam. She taught Dutch language and literature until 1978 when her husband’s duties took her and their three children to Venezuela, Belgium, the United States and Belgium again. Since  1988, she lives in Surinam and is active in social and educational projects.

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Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
296 pagina's
April 2010
353 gram
200 x 124 x 22 mm
Uitgeverij Conserve
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