5 Less known slavery stories

There are a lot of books and movies out there about slavery and even some blockbusters, but today I want to share with you 5 less known slavery stories.

Harriet tubman

Harriet Tubman is a brave woman, who liberated herself from slavery. And after that dedicated her life to free more slaves and fight for rights for black people. There are books and movies about her. So you can choose to read about her or watch the movie.

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Known world

This book the Known world is about the former slave and now farmer Henry Townsend. It is about slavery in the south of USA and also black people owning slaves. Something not so common. It is a special story and needs to be read with attention.

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Mijn zuster de negerin

Mijn zuster de negerin (My sister the nigger) is a book about slavery and the misbehaviors of slave owners which results in complicated relationships for his kids. This book I read in high school for my booklist. We had to read some books from writers of Curacao. And this book was one of the favorites when I was in school, because it was easy to read although the subject is heavy.

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Tula – The Revolt

There are a few different books about the slave Tula who fight for the freedom of slaves on Curacao. This one, Tula, the revolt is in Dutch and English available. It tells the story of the life of Tula and his bravery and dead. A good read to read about something very important in the history of Curacao.

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Slave and master/ Katibu di Shon

The slave and master (slaaf en meester/ Katibu di shon) is a book turned into an Opera about slavery. Opera singer Tania Kross took the initiative to make this opera. The opera toured through the Netherlands and Dutch Caribbean.

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Lesson 1: Investing is possible in anything

You can invest in:

  • Own company
  • Antiques
  • Art
  • Classic cars
  • Holiday home
  • Crypto Currency
  • On the stock exchange: Shares, bonds and other securities.

This book is about investing in the stock market. I have been investing in crowdfunding since 2013 and with savings you get very little return in Europe. So the next step is to invest appropriately on the stock market. The book discusses the different ways of investing on the stock exchange.

Lesson 2: You can practice investing

The book lists a number of “games” with which you can practice investing on the stock exchange. A good step as a first time investor to invest with fictitious money. Note that the games are mainly about short-term profit, while in practice investing in investing is long-term profit.

Lesson 3: Diversification is the magic word

I will continue to save to have a buffer for unexpected events. I am thinking of having a constant 3 months income on my savings account. So if you use it immediately replenish. Furthermore, I have now set up crowdfunding quite nicely and I earn from it. So I will continue to do that. Now it is time to start investing, there too I go into investing for diversification. For example, I let Brightpensioen invest for me and I will invest myself through Degiro. I will seek diversification in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. So a mix of these.

Lesson 4: Map your finances

For years I have been making a budget for my company Databeet as well as for private use, so I map out my finances. In addition, I set goals. In the book, the writer gives the tip to set both 5-year goals and 5-10-year goals, because you have to take this into account when you make your choice in what you invest.

Lesson 5: Set a limit for buying and selling and check your order

You can set for how much money you want to buy a certain share and how much and then the system automatically executes this assignment for you when that price is reached. It is also useful to set a limit on which you want to sell. And a very important tip is to check your order before sending it, so that you don’t buy too many / too few or weird things.

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Travel stories inspiration

Inspiration

I follow a Travel Stories course on Instagram. There we were asked who inspire you with their writing about travel. I had to think about it, because I immediately thought of books, but I read more about being an entrepreneur than about traveling when it comes to books. Until I figured out blogs are also stories and so slowly came to the surface who inspired me.

Claudia from My adventures across the world

My adventures across the world by Claudia. Claudia inspires me by daring to take the step from academic lawyer to blogger. She calls herself an unsuccessful backpacker, but has become a successful travel blogger in the space of a few years. In 2013 I met her in Cuba not happy with her life at the time and it clicked and we kept in touch and about a year later we both opted for change and she was a travel blogger. Claudia describes extensively the locations she visits in her travels and of course also Sardinia, her island.

Suzanne of Free girl (Vrije meid)

Another blogger who inspires me is Suzanne from Vrije meid. She also left a law career to have more freedom to travel. She inspires in a different way because she strives for a career besides traveling.

Esther from Esther Jacobs

Then I realized that I have a ‘travel writer’ that inspires me, namely Esther. The theme of freedom is also very important to her. She inspires because I recognize the action in her.

Wonderful Work (Wonderlijk werken)

A newsletter that is about freedom, but then in doing what you want yourself is from Wonderlijk werken. They always surprise with their perspectives on a subject. That is why I look forward and I am very happy with mail from Diana and Steven from Wonderlijk Werken.

Kitty from The Blog Academy (De blogacademie)

I’ve heard that you should always choose an odd number in your blogs so one more. Kitty’s blog academy. No, no she is not so fond of traveling and is now concerned with the climate. What appeals to me is her willfulness and how she loses herself in a good way. She wants to know all about it and shares it with everyone until she gets tired of a subject.

There are probably more that inspire me, but these are the most important. I love reading these five and I’m a little jealous of their writing style.

I wrote this blog for the assignment who inspire you with their Travel Stories from the Instagram Travel Stories writing course. It is a series of three assignments. You can read the other 2 assignments here: Assignment 2 describe your environment and 3 describe a violent or special moment in your journey.

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When it comes to walking, tennis and a few other things, I can apply the focus, concentration and motivation to achieve my goal. Then Gladwell‘s 10,000 hour rule is doable. While if I intend to learn to program, I spend no more than 1 hour behind my computer and then I have lost my motivation.

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Will the difference lie in the interest you have in something? You are willing and able to do more if something interests you. I can walk for hours to practice for the 4Daagse or the Camino, but to program I can’t motivate myself to get behind the computer. It has nothing to do with computing, because figuring out for a trip I can get behind it for hours. So that 10,000 hours is only achievable if it is in your area of interest, I think.

Do you also have something that you cannot set yourself to do?

If you also want to walk the camino you could participate in this program.  In this program you learn everything you need to know to manage walking long distances.

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Why ethnicity still matters to me

Is ethnicity a world problem or not?

In this world not everybody is as equal as anybody. By saying this we admit the world sees the color of people. This means that there is an ethnicity problem. Sometimes it is self-inflicted, but most of the time it is out of the unknown which scars us. Not being the same color scars us, because of what we read in the paper and the stories we tell each other about some ethnicity groups.

Books about ethnicity

Lots of authors have dedicated a book on this subject. These books are written from the point of view of the ethnicity of the writer mostly and not the majority white look on life. If you are interested and want to know what people of other ethnicity go through in their life you should definitely read some of the following books.

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Dubbelspel

Another book from the Islands. This one is from one of the famous writers on the Island Frank Martinius Arion. His book also deals with the color difference that still lives on the island. Discrimination based on color and wealth is something that the Islanders inherited and keep alive from the slavery time. A good book that uses the setting of the domino game as a comparison to life chances.

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Americanah
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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De zwarte met het witte hart

This one deals with a black man living in the Netherlands during the war. He integrates completely, but still is seen as black. But inside he is totally the same as his white mates around him.

De zwarte met het witte hart
De zwarte met het witte hart
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De zwarte met het witte hart
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Why ethnicity still matters to me

These books are all the view of the writer, but they are not far from what I experienced being born on a Dutch Caribbean Island and living most of my life in the Netherlands. You are born Dutch, but still on the outside people see a foreigner. Not all the time and times are changing with people traveling a lot. Slowly but surely the world is changing into a more diverse place where all ethnicity will be treated equally.

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Entrepreneur books

Being an entrepreneur is totally different from being a loan worker. It’s a mindset. These books helped me and inspired me on my way to being an entrepreneur. They are also good read if you are not an entrepreneur or want to become one.

Eat, pray and love

The book Eat pray, and love is about a woman searching for three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. She does this in Rome, India and Bali.

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Eat, Pray, Love
One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia (International Export Edition)
Score 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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Pixar and Beyond

Pixar and beyond is about creativity, finance and choosing your own path in life.

To Pixar and Beyond
To Pixar and Beyond
My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History
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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the biography about a genius who built Apple into an imperium. Also about his private life.

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
de biografie
Score 4.3 out of 5 stars.
€17,99
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The tipping point

The book The tipping point is about how little things can make the difference in life.

The Tipping Point
The Tipping Point
How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference
Score 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Outliers

Outliers is about the ‘strange’ people who did it in life. You see that being strange can be a good quality.

Outliers
Outliers
The Story of Success
Score 4.6 out of 5 stars.
€9,49
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Winning ugle

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Winning Ugly
Winning Ugly
Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master
Score 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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The centenarian man who climbed out of the window

De honderjarige man die uit het raam klom is a funny book about how a 100 year old man just started walking and fall into all kind of adventours.

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De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween
Score 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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The monk who sold his Ferarri

The book The monk who sold his Ferarri is about life lessons you learn to be free and careless in life.

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The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari
Score 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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What is your dream

What is your dream? is about not only dreaming about a nice life, but reaching this dreams and doing them.

What is Your Dream?
What is Your Dream?
Make your dream come true. Start today.
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Long walk to freedom

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Long Walk to Freedom
Long Walk to Freedom
The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Score 4.7 out of 5 stars.
€17,99
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The Rat Race

You can choose between the book or movie both are good, but the movie very funny and good to laugh about our daily ratrace in life.

Escape the rat race
Escape the rat race
Be free and happy, get out of the mass by a profitable business, create a life of choice
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Creativity inc

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Creativity, Inc
Creativity, Inc
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Score 4.9 out of 5 stars.
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Half the population

Half the population

Although half the population is women, the wealth isn’t split fair between men and women. Man make 3 to 4 times more money than women. Also they are less likely to experience violence in their life. It starts at home with the upbringing, the education we get. Men are still seen as stronger and the one who gets the opportunity to work and earn money. Although science and donations have proven that if you give a woman money it is spend on the family. By this the next generation of her off springs women and men get better education and there for better jobs and better opportunity in life. There are lots of books dealing with this subject, but I will mention my favorites here.

I am Malala

This book I am Malala deals with the subject how hard it is for young girls to get an education in some countries. They have to literary fight for their right on education. Bringing their own life in danger. Is it worth it? Maybe not for the girls who die but for change in the country on the look on girls YES!

I am Malala
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The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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Lean in

The book Lean in speaks about how women should support each other in getting that higher function like men do. Woman who want to climb the career ladder don’t only have to deal with their mostly male superior but also with outsiders having an opinion on women going for a career.

Lean in
Lean in
vrouwen, werk en de weg naar succes
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De dagboek van Anne Frank (Memoires of Anne Frank)

Memoires of Anne Frank is a book about The second World War through the eyes of a young Dutch Jewish girl. She is hiding for the Germans and goes through puberty without the freedom to explore it, but still she dreams of having a life.

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The girl who played with fire & The girl with the dragon tattoo

Some men write about power woman as their main character. This books deals with a girl in the still men’s world of computers and internet. Actually it is a series of books with the same female character working in the obscure world of internet.

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GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Millennium #1
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To me this subject isn’t there yet so we should support each woman in what ticks her or drives her.

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Dreaming of a book

Shantie

As long as I know Shantie, she wanted to write a novel.
We met at E-Quality (now
Atria) were she was doing an internship and I was working as a student-assistant. Over the years we kept in contact and every time we spoke: Shantie would tell she was working on her book. She wouldn’t tell what it was going to be about, just that she was working on it.

Publishing

Last year the big news came that she found a publisher. At the beginning of this year, she told me the book was going to be published in fall. So I was very curious about the book and the minute it came out in October, I bought it to read. The book is as good as I hoped/thought it would be.

Vervoering
Vervoering
Score 4.0 out of 5 stars.
€21,99
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Vervoering

Sorry, Non Dutch speakers. The book is in Dutch only at the moment. It’s a pity because I think the book deserves a bigger audience dealing with an international history subject in a fiction setting. The book is called ‘Vervoering’, which means transport/rapture in English depending on how you translate it.

The story

The story tells us about four generations of Hindi people on three continents. How life was for them at that time. And how they try to accomplish their Dreams and how sometimes their Dreams and hopes are accomplished by their Children in their own way. We learn about the hardship of each generation with their own struggles. A must read!!

Dreaming

I am so happy for Shantie that she accomplished one of her dreams of writing a novel. It’s such an inspiration to keep on dreaming and trying to accomplish your own Dreams!

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Are we all racist?

Race doesn’t matter, I don’t see color. She didn’t mean it like that, don’t be so sensitive it’s just a joke, it’s a children’s party don’t spoil the fun!! Still there is racism

Racisme around the world

Lots of people that say that and stress the importance that they don’t see color. Yet you are confronted with almost only white models in magazines or Role models in life. This is an example in Western world, but not only in Western countries race is an issue it’s everywhere Africa, Caribbean, Latin America you name it. I come from a Tiny Island who says there is no discrimination. Yet they known lots of words for color shades of Brown! the shades range from white, red, yellow, light Brown, Brown, dark Brown and light black, black, dark black to describe people. Yet nobody on the Island talks about this as discrimination! It’s Europe and America who discriminate according to the islanders. A good docu about this on the Island of Curacao is Shadow of color (Sombra di kolo).

Sombra di Koló
Sombra di Koló
Score 4.5 out of 5 stars.
€14,99
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Americanah
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Communicating through nonviolent communication

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Since my return to the Netherlands, I am following a course on nonviolent communication at De Leefstijlspecialist. What an eye opener that was for me!

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Nonviolent communication focuses both on internal communication with yourself and communication with others. You will learn to get to the core by asking questions and naming the needs of others and yourself. What others are concerned, it is in early stages a guess at needs and feelings of others, which is a way of showing a form of empathy. Only after confirming that it is correct, you can name them.

Its creator, Marshall Rozenberg calls it a way of communicating from the heart. “We learn to see our relationships in a new light when we use nonviolent communication to listen to our needs and those of our relationships,” says Marshall. These lessons grabbed me by the throat and put my needs flawlessly in communication with others and exposing myself. I recognized myself in behavior patterns defend and retreat when I was faced with condemnations and criticism. And these patterns you can break with nonviolent communication. And if you practice a lot, you can make it a habit. It’s nice that you can make this type of communication your own. It does take time, but then you have something valuable! Practice, practice not only in role-playing games, but also in real life. It is learning by trial and error.

The five elements are important in this form of communication are:

  • observations
  • feelings
  • needs
  • request
  • Compassion

It is important that you clearly express yourself and immerse yourself in the other by using the above mentioned 5 items. Sometimes someone is not waiting for advice or reassurance, but only a listening ear then nonviolence communication is the way to communicate. We call this empathy. Just be there and reflect on what the other says. The person then feels understood and that alone helps incredibly for someone to collect his thoughts. Also of interest is daring to be vulnerable. And to distinguish between feelings and thoughts. It is a way to free yourself from cultural conditioning. There are probable more communication methods that have eyes for this, but this one came along and spoke to me, and I would like to share it with you. It’s a long way to change your method of communication, have mercy on me if I fall again into old patterns:-).

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I am on a mission not only to improve myself, but also my business. So I look everywhere for answers in ways how to do this. As I like reading it’s my primary source for learning new business skills, but recently I discovered another form! Podcast ideal for people like me who can’t read in cars and buses and have to cover a lot of ground traveling with these. Not everything you read or listen to is useful but the next 5 things I am going to share with you were pretty useful to me in shaping me as an entrepreneur:

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  3. Waanzinnige plannen: Hoe die te realiseren: A book full of examples how people achieved their goal although nobody believed they would succeed (Sorry, Dutch book). 
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  4. Lifestyle business podcast: About 25 minutes of advice about a subject you encounter as an entrepreneur.
  5. And websites/blogs from other entrepreneurs: I won’t give you a link to this one, because there are so many good ones. Just start reading them and you will find the right one.

Besides this talking to other entrepreneurs about their experience is a good way to build your business in not making the same mistake they made or do as they did in a certain situation. But the best teaching school in entrepreneurship is DOING it! It’s a harsh school and sometimes you feel like abandoning it. I can tell you, don’t! Just suck it up! And be prepared to go on, because there are a lot of beautiful things in being an entrepreneur!

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Pearls you meet!

Hey there,

I walk around with an ereader full of blogs I wrote that would suite on here or on Databeet. But due to an unplanned encounter I had in Brisbane with the writer of Boots to bliss. I decided to write another one about encounters that just happen in my life.

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This something remarkable that has been happening to me since 2011 when I started to open up for answers to change my life. Before 2011 I was already looking for answers, but they were hard to find. But at the moment and for quite a while they have been thrown at me. Which is kind of nice!

Playing with mirrors

It happens in the form of people I meet, chats I have, books I read and art I see. It’s not exactly, precisely the answer at that moment. But mostly something in the story of that person gets me thinking and I come with a solution or an idea.

It’s like the universe is helping me to shape a better me than the one  before. Remember the blog ‘A glimpse of a possible future?‘ that was also one of the pearls I met that led to some small changes in my travel plans.

The pearls aren’t all shinning sometimes they enhance lessons to be learn, like my encounter with myself during wwoofing. But mostly this pearls are beautiful people who enter my life and remember me of something. I will give you two examples to make it more understandable:

  • My encounter with a Japanese roommate left me thinking about being playful and laugh a lot. I forgot how playful you could be with words and we had lot’s of fun about silly things.
  • From a Taiwanese roommate I learnt to be graceful to life and what is possible in it. I like the way she looks at the world and the grace she has for everything in it.

I can go on and on with more examples, but I guess with these examples you get the idea.

I am also learning through books. One of the books I read ‘The monk who sold his Ferrari’ says about this subject:

‘You meet and get the things you need when you are on the right journey for you and not busy with the result or how fast you can get the result’.

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I kind of agree with this. It feels like at this moment I am at the place I have to be to learn more about myself.

I am enjoying both journeys profoundly. The most I got out of it till now is that I am learning to be kinder to myself. Still have a long way to go in that department, but It’s work in progress I guess.

See you pearl!

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