Ted Polet books


Ted Polet


Several years ago I began writing adventure novels and thrillers, in which seafaring and sailing are an important theme. I had a love-hate relationship with the sea for much of my life, and after all, the sea is one of our last frontiers, where you cannot predict what will happen next. My social involvement is at least as important, this being apparent in my books won't come as a surprise.

I use this website, my author's blog and my Youtube movie channel as a publicity medium for my authorship, social engagement and other activities.

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  • Saturday 9 March 16:00 - 19:30, Raamsteeg 2a, Leiden, lecture organised by Songs of Freedom Leiden, telling of the origin of the Anansi tales and of my book ANANSI. See flyer above. Spoken language is Dutch, but if necessary, I will give a short resumé in English. More information on this website: Songs of Freedom.

  • Beverwijk, Netherlands, town excursion and lecture Traces of Slavery in Beverwijk, provisional date March 28, 2024. More information will follow.

  • Kennemerland Museum, Beverwijk, Netherlands, exposition and lecture about heritage of the Surinamese Maroons, provisional date April 4, 2024. More information will follow.


On December 17, I spoke of wisdom, storytelling and reading during a meeting about Surinamese poetry and prose, which I had been invited to by my good friend Mariska de Jong, a Surinamese lady from Haarlem. Part of the meeting was a traditional water ritual, which has a great symbolic meaning to the Surinamese, as their ancestors were carried across the water from their birthplace. Read more in my blog.

The video trailer for ANANSI can be viewed below.

The English editions of all my books - ANANSI, TWO FATHOMS DEEP, THE CARGO and THE BATAVIAN - are available from Amazon, as a paperback or a Kindle e-book. They are also released for general availability through booksellers.

View each book page for more details (click on the BOOKS button at the bottom of this page).



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