Pan Africanism : NDJUKATONGO: THE LANGUAGE OF THE AFRICAN SURINAMESE...

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometime ago, brother DeepVoice expressed some surprise about African presence in Holland/Belguim where sister LadyLiberty resides... So I wanted to present him, particularly, with this information about the Ndjuka of Surinam, formerly Dutch Guiana... The African Culture there is far richer than African culture ANYWHERE in the so-called New World, because the Ndjuka fought off Dutch intrusion on their culture for 200 years or more, and remained untouched by European influence late into the 20th century...

    I believe Dr. Alan Counter wrote a book about these brothers and sisters, and their Indigenous neighbors and friends, like 25 years or more ago... The book was entitled, I Sought My Brother, and details Dr. Counter's encounter with the Africans and Indigneous people deep in the forest of Surninam... In the 1920's, I believe experts began to actually write down the language of our people there, and the website can tell that story better than I can... Here is the Web Address... Read and enjoy...

    http://www.maroons-suriname.com/Writing in Ndyukatongo.html


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    Isaiah
     
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    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh, so there's, no confusion, the connection between Holland and Suriname/Dutch Guiana is colonial in nature... Many folk now residing in Holland are either originally from the Surinam, or are maybe first or second generation citizens of Holland...

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    Deepvoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That was a good article! I never knew there were black people in those European countries at all, thanks Isaiah.
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Fascinating...thanks for sharing brother Isaiah!
     
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