Until 9 May 2010. 300 years ago the Maroon people were taken by force from Africa and shipped to Suriname as Dutch slave labour. From here they escaped and built an independent culture for themselves, which commentators suggest is perhaps the best preserved example of African culture outside Africa. However they paid a heavy price for their renewed freedom and have suffered wars and dispossession, leading many to seek shelter in the Netherlands. This exhibition illustrates the Maroon culture and tells the story of their survival against all the odds.
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Maroon culture from Suriname
Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK, Amsterdam. Tel. +31 020-568 8200