Karwan Fatah-Black

Karwan Fatah-Black (b. 1981) studied history at the University of Amsterdam and received his doctorate from the University of Leiden in 2013. He specialised in the early-modern history of Suriname and the slave trade. In 2016 the KNAW granted him the prestigious Young Scientists Award for Historical Science for his research on Dutch trans-atlantic trade, in particular the slave trade.

Paths through Slavery

Paths through Slavery

The History of Slavery and Emancipation in Suriname

(Ambo Anthos, 2018, 223 pages)

In Paths through Slavery, Karwan Fatah-Black definitively reorients our under­standing of slavery and emancipation in Suriname by drawing our attention to the edges of the bustling port city of Para­maribo during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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