Planting Sugar Cane, Madura
Planting Sugar Cane, Madura
Call number:
BG B31/248
'rancor arises in the breast of a Maduran if he can't use his farmland at the right time, and he sets fire to the sugar cane... Arson is usually a sign of anger, deception, or even just boldness... In some cases, the arson was intended to divert the police from a burglary or to facilitate adultery... Madurans tend to feel injured, vindictive, and do not harbor any respect for other peoples' possessions...' (Uit Onze Koloniën pp 698-699)