Annie M.G. Schmidt – a Dutch legend

Annie M.G. Schmidt – a Dutch legend

Almost every person in The Netherlands grew up with the books written by Annie M.G. Schmidt. Or with her songs, poems, plays, and television programs. Especially the books about the children Jip and Janneke are part of the national heritage. There is even a...
American communists inspired Anton de Kom

American communists inspired Anton de Kom

We Slaves of Suriname is a book written by Anton de Kom and was published in 1934. It is a literary masterpiece as well as a fierce indictment of racism and colonialism. In this classic book, the Surinamese writer and resistance leader recounts the history of his...
Multatuli was not fond of America

Multatuli was not fond of America

The book Max Havelaar is a Dutch classic. Multatuli (pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker) published his novel in 1860 and his work has since been translated into almost forty languages, including English, of course.The novel is about a man who disagrees with the corrupt...