Unique reading story about slavery
Kofi and Afi have to work all day. They were enslaved like their parents. When one day they hear that their father might be sold, they decide to flee. It becomes a perilous journey through the wilderness, where they come face to face with dangerous animals. When they finally get to the swamp where fugitives are said to live, there is no one to be seen. Did they come for nothing? They lost faith, until they suddenly see the large caiman…
Writer Henna Goudzand Nahar was inspired for this book by the life of the Brooskampers, who lived as slaves in Suriname and made themselves free by fleeing to a swamp area between the Suriname River and the Boven-Commewijne. According to the legend, a huge caiman with grass on its back carried the first Brooskampers across.
- Henna Goudzand Nahar, Hedy Tjin
- In Dutch
- 64 pages
- First edition
- ISBN: 9789045126685