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Founding Fictions of the Dutch Caribbean

Cola Debrot’s «My Black Sister» and Boeli van Leeuwen’s "A Stranger on Earth</I>

Joseph Aimone and Olga E. Rojer

Cola Debrot’s «My Black Sister» and Boeli van Leeuwen’s A Stranger on Earth are two pivotal works from the early period of postcolonial Dutch-language fiction from the Dutch Caribbean. Each portrays different aspects of the predicament of postcolonial identity, gender, race, and politics in the vein best known as «tropic existentialism.» Founding Fictions of the Dutch Caribbean is suitable for courses on Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature, and will be of great interest to readers of fiction in general.