No. 12 (2016): Tropisch avontuur - Hongaren in de Nederlandse koloniën

De krokodil en de verdronken dienstmaagd: Székely-Lulofs in Deli en Boedapest

Published September 1, 2016
Frank Okker
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Between the first own household of Madelon Székely-Lulofs – the well-known writer from the Dutch East Indies – in the arable region of Deli (on the east coast of Sumatra) and her home, later on, in the centre of Budapest one can notice a number of striking parallels. In both places the grinding lack of money, the care for the right food, her contact with the servants and a huge crocodile played a prominent role.