richard price & sally price

Vents d'ailleurs, 2016

Vents d'ailleurs, 2013

Dee sembe ta fan a dee tu buku dendu

Gaama Agbago Aboikoni

Kabiten Kala (Dangasi)



Hedikabiten Faansisonu


.... ku someni oto sembe

Ee i sa lesi Saamakatongo ....

Boo go a Kontukonde. Richard Price ku Sally Price (Lisati ku Sali)
(Lisati ku Sali sikifi en a Saamakatongo, hen Vinije Haabo heepi seeka en ko moo gbelengbelen.)
A dee yaa 1966-1968 u bi libi a Dangogo, a Pikilio. Noo u bi tya wan fesiten teipi masini ta tei fan. Tu pasi u bi teki di masini go haika fa dee sembe bi ta sindo ta taki kontu a keewosudoo. A bi suti teee!
Moo lati hen u toona go haika dee teipi, seeka sikifi de pisisi kuma fa dee sembe bi taki dee kontu ku buka. Hen u mbei wan buku a Ingisitongo (Two Evenings in Saramaka) ku wan oto buku a Faansitongo (Deux soirées de contes saamaka). Awaa ufo u ko mbei en a Saamakatongo, bee dee tidedaka sembe sa yei fa dee avo u de bi ta taki kontu.
Dee kontu a di buku aki abi someni koti ku someni kanda. Noo a abi footoo fu someni u dee sembe bi sai de tu. Soseepi u mbei palati u gaanse u dee kontu buta a entelineti fii sa ta haika te i ta lesi di buku.

Fesiten. Richard Price (hen da Lisati). Richard Price ku Sally Price puu di buku a Ingisitongo ko a Saamakatongo. Vinije Haabo heepi seeka en ko moo gbelengbelen.
Di buku de a Ingisitongo sensi di yaa 1983, noo a de a Faansitongo sensi 1994. Awaa ufo u ko mbei en a Saamakatongo! (A Ingisi de kai en “First-Time,” noo a Faansi a de “Les Premiers Temps.”)
Hafu u di buku da dee oto fu dee gaanwomi, fa mi ku de bi sindo taki fesiten sondi a dee yaa 1960 ku 1970 — dee sembe kuma Gaama Agbago Aboikoni; Tebini fu Kampu; Kabiten Alafo fu Kambaluwa; Ameekan fu Piki Seei; Anikei Awagi fu Semoisi; Basia Bakaa ku Kabiten Bayo fu Botopasi; Kabiten Dangasi (Kala), Hedikabiten Faansisonu, Peleiki, ku Otyutyu (Belifon) fu Dangogo; Kabiten Gome fu Tutubuka; Metisen fu Langu; Basia Lantifaya fu Masiakiiki; Tembai fu Maipa; ku someni oto gaanwomi.
Hii dee Saamaka oto dee yoo lesi a di buku aki, mi bi tei de wante wante a di teipi masini mi bi abi a Saamaka. Noo, fu mbei di buku mi bi musu feni hiniwan u de a dee awoo teipi palati, bee mi sa sikifi en pisisi kuma fa di sembe bi taki en ku buka. Noo wan oto pisi u di buku ta taki fa dee bakaa bi konda dee fesiten sondi fu Saamaka.
Gaanse u dee sembe dee da mi fesiten oto an de a u mindi moo. Noo di wooko fu mbei di buku ta da tyali a di pisi de. Ma a suti da mi tu biga fesiten oto da wan gaan gaan sondi u mundu. Hen mi begi dee moo nyonku sembe, bee de go sindo ku dee gaansembe tya di wooko aki go moo fesi.

Selected Books:

“Richard and Sally Price’s elegiac account of their time living among the Saamakas of Suriname in the 1960s is wholly engrossing, and of the very highest narrative quality. I can see, smell, and feel everything they describe. The Prices have never been fresher or more readable as literature.” --George E. Marcus
Boléro Tropical, a French-language reimagining of Enigma Variations, is now available from and
Winner of the 2012 Best Book Award of the American Political Science Association in the field of Human Rights and the 2012 Senior Book Prize of the American Ethnological Society. "An extraordinary work, actively written and exceptionally thought-provoking, Rainforest Warriors will be a classic." --Donald Brenneis, UC Santa Cruz
"A delicious combination of art, anthropology, and politics"--Lucy R. Lippard. "A fascinating, entertaining, and troubling book"--Journal of Anthropological Research. "A complex story of passion, intrigue, and power"--Journal of Surrealism and the Americas. "A crackling good story"--Museum.
Winner of the 2008 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, the 2009 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarship, and the 2009 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. . . . "An astonishing performance ... as lucid and cordial as the best contemporary fiction.”--George Lamming
A lavishly-illustrated art book
A French-language original, printed in full color.
"A tour-de-force ... a true marriage of anthropology and art history." --Fred Myers, New York University
"A witty, but scholarly, indictment of the whole primitive art business." --Newsweek
"A superb calaloo of a book ... that explores the underlying insanity of the colonial experience." --George Lamming
"A true gem... The promise of literary ethnography is fulfilled: to educate and, just as a lark, to entertain." --African Arts
"Sensitive and honest, First-Time is required reading for all who seek to learn something new through first-hand, long-term research with non-western intellectuals" --Ethnohistory
"A splendid effort to recover the past." --New York Review of Books
"A splendid anthology, skillfully edited and introduced." --Eugene D. Genovese
"An innovative analysis of the creativity of African-Americans under the extreme constraints of slavery." --Rebecca Scott
"Conceived with sophistication but presented with simplicity and clarity" --Choice
"A brilliantly crafted experiment in postmodern narration --J. Jorge Klor de Alva, president, University of Phoenix
As seas dry up, books speak out loud, and elephants assume human form, we are present at a whole sequence of world-shaping happenings such as the invention of sex, the discovery of drums,and the arrival of death among humans.
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