Monthly Archives: June 2017

WHY WE SHOULD RECONSTRUCT OUR COLLECTIVE MEMORY

Remembering those who left us Annually, on the 1st of July, we remember Keti Koti “Broken shackles”. Keti Koti is the remembrance of the abolishment of the Dutch slave trade in 1873. When remembering, it is important to include different perspectives in the story of our shared national history. By honouring and acknowledging the stories of people of African- and Afro-Caribbean descent we are able to sharpen our understanding of the present – and better prepare for the future,

FORGOTTEN STORIES – BY ERNESTINE COMVALIUS

Often I hear statements of those who are not well informed about the struggle of the seventies and the eighties, suggesting that my generation was a docile generation that never resisted racism. Especially the black members of my generation were not active, they claim. As if the struggle just started five or six years ago. Let me tell you, in every period of history there has been oppression and resistance. We just have to study the archives, listen to stories

MAMA KENYA ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE NETHERLANDS

Mama Kenya talks to Afrispectives about Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. How to get stuff done in a Dutch system, and above all what the power of authentic flavours can do to enrich a culture. Aiming to overtake the Dutch foodie culture with her Mama Kenya Samosa’s she explains to Beylula that what she does, is a lot more than cooking – it’s a cultural exchange! Check out our interview and visit Mama Kenya website: www.mamakenia.nl