The Suriname Experience – Giving heritage a name

Suriname’s Presidential Palace (©

In this two-part series, Martha Hawley visits Suriname, 20 years after independence to find out how the country and its people are coping.

This programme focuses on the political (military coup) and economc malaise and ethnic troubles which followed independence in 1975. The political and education system have failed to give people the sense of a national identity.