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Martina Amoksi presents thesis: ‘Maroon Women in the City’

Historian Martina Amoksi recently presented a thesis entitled ‘Maroon women in the city’ to an audience at  NiNsee, the Dutch National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy.

Maroon woman offering items for sale in Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname

Maroon woman offering items for sale in Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname

In her thesis, Amoksi analyses the effects of urbanisation on Surinamese Maroon women who have moved away from traditional Maroon residences in the Suriname interior in response to the construction of the hydraulic dam at Afobaka, the civil war, and  changes in the traditional roles between Maroon men and women.

Amoksi’s research, which was done with support of NiNsee, has been aimed to give answer to the question: “How has urbanization contributed to the social economic position of Maroon women?”

Martina Amoksi (1964) was born in the village Wanhatti along the Cottica River in the Marowijne district (Suriname). She studied at the Institute for teacher training (IOL) in 2007 and at the University of Amsterdam (August 2009). She worked as a high school history teacher until 2007. Nowadays she is employed as a researcher at the National Archives of Suriname.

4 comments on “Martina Amoksi presents thesis: ‘Maroon Women in the City’

  1. Vanessa Austin
    October 14, 2010

    Is there an English translation available of your thesis? I would like very much to read it.

    • AK
      October 14, 2010

      Hi Vanesse,

      Don’t know, but I’m looking into it. Will let you know asap.

      Regards, AK

      • AK
        October 19, 2010

        Vanessa, Martina Amoksi has told me that an English edition is indeed under way. No telling when it will be out, though. If I hear more about it, I will let you know.

  2. angela
    May 21, 2010

    waar kan ik het boek kopen

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