Author: Frank Martinus Arion
A marathon game of dominoes, lasting from early morning to dusk, and involving four men for whom the game is a trigger for social, political and sexual rivalries against a background of colonial unrest. A complacent bailiff and his feckless taxi-driver partner are deserted by their wives for a mixture of personal and idealistic reasons, and the resulting turmoil leads on to murder and suicide as the tensions work themselves out. As well as being a novel of character, Double Play offers a powerful picture of colonial and attitudes in the mid-twentieth century.
A forgotten hero George Maduro was a household name in the Netherlands of the 1930s. He was the handsome, charismatic son of a well-to-do Jewish family from Curaçao and had garnered national fame as a university student when he tried to kidnap the mascot of the Royal Dutch Navy. The invasion of the Netherlands by Nazi Germany put an abrupt end to his carefree existence. On the first day of the invasion he led a courageous charge to recapture a strategic villa, which helped delay the German advance. News of his brave feats travelled far and wide; even the Gestapo knew who he was. George joined the Resistance, was arrested twice and miraculously released after a long imprisonment in the infamous ‘Oranjehotel’ prison. He was arrested by the Gestapo during an attempt to flee to England and died in Dachau Concentration Camp shortly before its liberation. He was 28 years old. George’s parents donated the starting capital for Madurodam, the miniature city in The Hague that supports children’s charities, in memory of their son. Kathleen Brandt-Carey was born and raised in New York and moved to the Netherlands in 1980. She holds degrees from St. Lawrence University and the University of Amsterdam and has written numerous textbooks for Dutch elementary and secondary-school pupils. Her aunt by marriage, Vivienne Maduro Seeley, is a first cousin of George Maduro’s and inspired her to write his biography. Brandt-Carey describes George Maduro’s short but intensive life in living colour: the lush life on Curaçao, his bittersweet love affair with a Protestant girl, Occupied Holland and the Resistance. The ‘Maduro’ behind ‘Madurodam’ is revealed as a complex, loveable and inspiring young man for whom ideals were more important than personal safety and who never lost courage, even under the most brutal circumstances.
For abstract see: Caribbean abstracts, no. 1 (1990); p. 56, no. 245; Itinerario, vol. 14, no. 3/4 (1990); p. 44, no. 4540; Anneke Huisman, in Bibliografische attenderingslijst voor docenten Neerlandistiek in het buitenland, jg. 6, nr. 2 (mei 1991); p. 28. - For review see: Alex van Stipriaan, in Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde, dl. 147, afl. 4 (1991); p. 541-542; Gert Oostindië, in New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, vol. 66, no. 1 & 2 (1992); p. 142-144; G.W. van der Meiden, in Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, jg. 105, 3 (1992); p. 530-531.
Author: Rien Zilvold, Peter Nijhof, Willem van Zoetendal
Aerial photographs of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.
Revisiting Iris Marion Young on Normalisation, Inclusion and Democracy presents an innovative collection of politically and theoretically inspiring papers by feminist, queer and postcolonial writers. All authors engage with Young's politics of cultural difference and a 'politics of positional difference' read against her critique of normalisation.
In this fourth installment of the Minecraft Gamer’s Adventure series, Steve receives a distress call from his friends Max, Lucy, and Henry. They have found an abundance of treasure in a temple, but they can’t get out! He immediately sets off for the desert to help his friends. Once Steve gets to them, they will all be rewarded with a supply of emeralds, gold ingots, and many other rare treasures. But saving his friends and helping them extract the treasure isn’t as easy as he thinks it will be. He enlists the aid of a neighbor to help him on his quest. With his friend Kyra in tow, the two brave a trip through the nether, get stuck at sea, face hostile chicken jockeys, and become trapped in a cave filled with spiders. They have to find their way to their treasure hunter friends while battling hostile mobs in this tale about trickery and treasuring friendship. Will Steve be able to brave the nether and rescue his friends? And will anyone get to go home with chests full of treasure? Find out in this thrilling fourth installment of the Minecraft Gamer’s Adventure series! Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarty
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND'S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES. A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?” Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over...
Author: Juanita De Barros, Audra Diptee, David Vincent Trotman
Publisher: Markus Wiener Pub
This is the first reader that goes beyond the fragmentation between Spanish, British, Dutch, and French Caribbean history to explain slavery, emancipation, colonization and decolonization in the region. The contributors to this pan-Caribbean approach are leading scholars in the field, including Franklin Knight and Luis Martinez-Fernandez.David Trotman, York University, is the author of Crime in Trinidad and other titles. Juanita de Barros, Western Michigan University, is the author of Order and Place in a Colonial Society.
For abstract see: Itinerario, vol. 17, no. 3/4 (1993); p. 36, no. 5355; L. Dessens, in Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden, dl. 109, afl. 2 (1994); p. 411; Caribbean Abstracts, no. 4, 1992-1993 (1994); p. 62, no. 0262.
The Angel Maker
Author: Stefan Brijs
After a twenty-year absence, geneticist Dr. Victor Hoppe returns to the village of Wolfheim with his three infant children--identical triplets with the same disturbing disfigurement--that are kept hidden away, until their caregiver begins to suspect that the children and the doctor are not what they seem. Original.
A Key to Dutch History
Author: Commissie Ontwikkeling Nederlandse Canon
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Many think they know the legends behind tulipmania and the legacy of the Dutch East India Tea Company, but what basic knowledge of Dutch history and culture should be passed on to future generations? A Key to Dutch History and its resulting overview of historical highlights, assembled by a number of specialists in consultation with the Dutch general public, provides a thought-provoking and timely answer. The democratic process behind the volume is reminiscent of the way in which the Netherlands has succeeded for centuries at collective craftsmanship, and says as much about the Netherlands as does the outcome of the opinions voiced.