Our island can be proud of two new books about St. Eustatius that have been published recently.

Eight Years on Statia: Race, Coloniality and Development” was written by Teresa E. Leslie.
It investigates the continuing colonial relationship between the special municipality of Sint Eustatius and The Netherlands. The book discusses how race, while subtle and insidious, is a pervasive part of society which directly influences the island’s development. The book is based on eight years of fieldwork and written by an African American woman with family roots on the island. While the book is about the author’s anthropologically informed interpretation of the island’s historical and social structures, it also discusses how the island is a microcosm of the globalized world and, in effect, the island’s challenges of equity and equality represent challenges of modern globalization.

The book can be ordered online:


Marion Schroen wrote the book “Wandelen op St. Eustatius” (“Hiking on St. Eustatius”).
So far the book has only been published in Dutch, but within a few months time the English version will be available too.
The book describes 22 different hikes on our wonderful island, which have been complimented with nice historical, cultural and nature impressions and facts. Besides that Marion gives tips for hiking and trail running in the tropics.
The book can be bought through several websites:

So start reading to get to know more about this rock and to get ready for your island adventures!


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