Hoe duur was de suiker?




      Hoe duur was de suiker?
Historische roman Hoe duur was de suiker is het succesvolle romandebuut van Cynthia Mc Leod In deze historische roman heeft zij met veel verve een stukje geschiedenis van Suriname tot leven gebracht De roman speelt in de periode 1765 1779 Het is de bloeitijd van de suikercultuur en ook de periode van de Boni oorlogen De plantage eigenaren leven in voortdurende vrees voor de aanvallen die marrons onder leiding van Boni uitvoeren op de plantages Tegen dit decor beschrijft Cynthia Mc Leod in meeslepende stijl het leven van Elza en Sarith, dochters uit een joodse plantersfamilie, en hun slaven In de onrechtvaardige slavenmaatschappij die de kolonie Suriname is, ervaren meesters en slaven dat de suiker duur wordt betaald Cynthia Mc Leod werd in 1936 in Paramaribo geboren Na haar succesvolle romandebuut Hoe duur was de suiker in 1987, waarvan in Suriname 12.000 exemplaren werden verkocht, publiceerde ze in 1993 haar tweede roman Vaarwel Merodia en tevens een studie over Elisabeth Samson. Read Hoe duur was de suiker? By Cynthia McLeod – bluevapours.co.uk

McLeod was born in Paramaribo as Cynthia Ferrier she is the daughter of Johan Ferrier, the first President of Suriname, and the sister of author Leo Henri Ferrier.She completed her secondary school education in Suriname and continued her education in the Netherlands, where she studied to become a teacher in Child Care and Education She married Dr Donald McLeod whom she met in the Netherlands In 1962 they went to Suriname, where McLeod studied for a teaching degree in Dutch Language and Dutch Literature From 1969 to 1978 she taught Dutch Language and Literature in pre university education in Paramaribo Her husband, Donald McLeod, was appointed in 1978 as Suriname s Ambassador to Venezuela Then he became Suriname s Ambassador to Belgium and the United States of America Abroad McLeod started writing and especially during her stay in Belgium she had the opportunity to do research in the archives of The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Emmerich, and K ln.In 1986 the McLeods returned to Suriname and in 1987 her debut novel Hoe duur was de suikerThe cost of sugar was published by publisher Vaco in Paramaribo The first print was sold out within a few weeks and Cynthia McLeod became the most famous Surinamese novelist overnight Later this historical novel about the sugar cane industry in the 18th century was published under license by her Dutch publisher Conserve Soon other historical novels from her hand appeared, such as Hitchin wegwijzer vervolging.As a result of her long research McLeod has gained a wealth of knowledge about Surinamese history knowledge she gladly shares with others For the Surinamese school youth she organizes free educational trips with her motorized vessel, the Sweet Merodia During these tours over the Surinamese Rivers, past former plantations, she captivates her audience with stories about its interesting past She further engages in historic city tours through the centre of historic Paramaribo, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2002.

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  • 260 pages
  • Hoe duur was de suiker?
  • Cynthia McLeod
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  • 16 January 2018
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10 thoughts on “ Hoe duur was de suiker?

  1. Emma Deplores bluevapours.co.uk Censorship says:

    This is a lively, melodramatic work of historical fiction set in mid 18th century Suriname At that time, the small nation on the northern coast of South America was a Dutch colony consisting of sugar and coffee plantations carved out of the jungle, many of them run by Jewish owners who arrived in Suriname via Portugal and Brazil, and all of them worked by slaves Unlike in North America, however, proximity to the jungle meant that slaves often escaped to form their own communities, which were This is a lively, melodramatic work of historical fiction set in mid 18th century Suriname At that time, the small nation on the northern coast of South America was a Dutch colony consisting of sugar and coffee plantations carved out of the jungle, many of them run by Jewish owners who arrived in Suriname via Portugal and Brazil, and all of them worked by slaves Unlike in North America, however, proximity to the jungle meant that slaves often escaped to form their own communities, which were in constant conflict with the colonial government.The story spans 14 years and has a large cast for under 300 pages, but its protagonists are stepsisters Elza and Sarith, both daughters of Jewish plantation owners The two are best friends as girls, but soon find themselves opposed, primarily because...

  2. Jantine says:

    This was one of my first books about the slavery era in Surinam I had readabout slavery in the American South, but somehow never got to read about slavery in this former colony of my own country, the Netherlands A school teacher in Surinam adviced me this book, when I ask her what Surinamese must reads are It was great to start this book while I was still in Surinam It read like a turn pager, since ...

  3. Heather says:

    This is the second novel that I have read by Cynthia McLeod She is a hard author for me to review On one hand I love the stories that she tells She gives you a look into life in colonial Suriname, on the northeast coast of South America She tells stories that I haven t heard from any other author The previous book I read of hers, The Free Negress Elisabeth, is a story that has stayed in my mind because it is the type of women s history that is so often overlooked I want to put her books This is the second novel that I have read by Cynthia McLeod She is a hard author for me to review On one hand I love the stories that she tells She gives you a look into life in colonial Suriname, on the northeast coast of Sout...

  4. Maud (reading the world challenge) says:

    94 Suriname This is an historical fiction set in Suriname during the 18th century, when it was a Dutch colony what mainly occupied by Jewish slave owners from Portugal whatHistorical fiction is, to me, the best way to learnabout this country that I knew nothing about, except that it was mentioned in Voltaire s Candide, so it was a pity that this novel was rather weak It spans...

  5. Andy says:

    What I feel about this book must be considered in the light of the fact that I really dont feel this was s good translation It was a good family saga and an invaluable history of Suriname, broad in scope, yet personal Very good.

  6. Calzean says:

    This is not a literary tour de force but it is one interesting historical novel covering a period in time in a place I know nothing about Certainly worth the read.Two step sisters in Suriname during the Dutch hey day of sugar and coffee plantations There is a good sister and an evil sister, cruelty to the slaves, bad behaviour by the whites, a slave rebellion, forbidden love, tropical diseases, a stock market crash and the double standard of men allowed to have affairs while women who had This is not a literary tour de force but it is one interesting historical novel covering a period in time in a place I know nothing about Certainly worth the read.Two step sisters in Suriname during the Dutch hey day of sugar and coffee plantations There is a good sister and an evil sister, cruelty to the slaves, bad behaviour by the whites, a slave rebellion, forbidden love, tropical diseases, a stock market crash and the double standard of men allowed to have affairs while wo...

  7. Joana Gomes says:

    I read this book for my Bookclub, it s a classic about Dutch colonialism in Suriname Sugar was the main source of income of plantation owners who used slaves to work in the fields and this books tells the story of a family that sees their daughters being married to plantation owners, having kids and seeing their families growBut between these lines, another story is being told the story of the slaves, their own families, the punishments and their desire for freedom, the raids to the I read this book for my Bookclub, it s a classic about Dutch colonialism in Suriname Sugar was the main source of income of plantation owners who used slaves to work in the fields and this books tells the story of a family that sees their daughters being married to plantation owners, having kids and seeing their families growBut between these lines, another story is being told the story of th...

  8. Marina (Sonnenbarke) says:

    Not without flaws, but a good book all the same, if you want to knowabout life in Suriname in the second half of the 18th century.My review in Italian is here

  9. Wendy Coen says:

    A compelling writer with an easy read style Cynthia takes the reader inside the intimate lives of her characters, both colonist and slave A book that reveals the humanity of both slave owner and slave, without diminishing the appalling effects of slavery.

  10. maraluce addams says:

    Check out my patriotic read I ve had this novel on my shelf for almost five years and could never bring myself to read it because the title put me off so much But I finally got around to it It s a solid historical novel McLeod beautifully brings this important piece of Surinamese history to life I l...

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