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Tracing the life history of Javanese-Surinamese

  • Alpha Amirrachman


The Hague | Sun, January 9 2011 | 02:02 pm

PREMIUM When Lisa Djasmadi got involved in writing and editing a book on Javanese people in Suriname, she discovered many heartening stories.

She had never heard stories like them before, chro-nicles of how her forefathers had departed from Java and arrived in Suriname, enduring numerous hardships along the way.“They were very poor and had to work very hard. I am very proud that they had the cour...