The Matawai Maroon Johannes King (ca. 1830-1898) taught himself to read and write at an advanced age. He wanted to bridge the gap between the generations by publishing his "Book of Horrors" (
Skrekiboekoe) and the present book which has been given the title
Life at Marispaston. King wanted to explain the root of the problems between him and his elder brother, Chief Noah Andrai, representatives respectively of the church and the state at the village level. King wanted to justify his life in the eyes of the church, the EBG-Moravian Brethren, and his fellow Maroons. This book is an important contribution to the church history of Suriname, yet also offers insights into the history of the Maroon communities in Suriname. This book is one of the first original works in Sranantongo.
-Pacific to reinvigorate its moribund economy. As Rus- sia’s relations with Japan became marooned on the rocks of the disputed South Kuril Islands/Northern Territories and Japan’s broader identification as a member of the trouble- some Western camp, Russo-Chinese relations enjoyed a renaissance not seen since
salvation lay in works. Swettenham, marooned on Pangkor Island in April 1874, complained in his journal: "Two days of idleness and consequent misery".'s The exalted egoism of the Lord Jims, the vigour and illusions of imperial subalterns, gave them an assurance (an invulnerability even) that almost
Haitians of Hispaniola and the Maroons of Jamaica, the aforementioned parameters can be used to better understand whether these people are indigenous or not. We know that Taíno and Arawak peoples, the original inhabitants and indigenous people of these two islands, were displaced by Europeans and the