The Story continues...
Back in 1600, the first VOC ships arrived at the Spice Islands. They were welcomed by the islanders. Then the real reason why the VOC came started to unrafel which resulted < spoiler book 1 > in a black page in our history.
Oyang, is showing Wari what happens next to the two brothers Manu and Rue which you can read in book 2.
Are you really a conquerer if you killed thousands of people? Are you really a freedom fighter if you fight to get your land back? The black pages continue....
As a kid, I learned all about the glory days of the Dutch “Golden Era” . I was looking for similarities of the history that was known to me. The perspective of the local people, my people…. Unfortunately our story does not exist in these history lessons.
In Molo Uku proud women, men and children are fighting for their sacred lands. Finally a book that projects the Golden Era as we really know it. Thank you for giving our next generations a history lesson we can relate to.
Adriaan van Dis
You have succeeded in giving the Moluccan population a dignified voice. The history is painted in a grand and broad way, but also remains an exciting page turner because of all the details. I very much hope that you will reach foreign adult readers and that Dutch students can put it on their reading list.
Knowing your history is knowing who you are.
Finally there's a book that tells " our " side of the story... They never told this to us at school. Can't wait for the release of the second book!
Thank you for bringing us back to our roots.