Edgar Cairo: ‘I am dying because of your head’

The ‘black people’s grieve’ of Edgar Cairo: pain and shame regarding the colonial history of the Netherlands in Suriname.

These themes set the tone of the life and work of writer and poet Edgar Cairo. It is radically present in the documentary ‘Edgar Cairo: I am dying because of your head’ by Cindy Kerseborn. In the film the life and work of Edgar Cairo embody the so called ‘black people’s grieve’, which eventually influenced his fate.