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Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374565-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
... The most beloved folkloric figure in the Netherlands is Zwarte Piet/Black Pete, a blackface, silly man or woman, wielding ungrammatical “dumbspeak,” who comes with his boss, Sinterklaas, a white bishop, from Spain every year to bring presents to children. Although black people have protested...
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By Gloria Wekker
Published: 29 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
... folklore Zwarte Piet Black Pete Dutch colonialism postcolonial melancholia entitlement racism ...