2. Tapu Sjén/Conceal Your Shame – Surinamese and Incest

'Tapu Sjén/Conceal your shame'

‘Tapu Sjén’ is Surinamese language for ‘Conceal your shame’. 

Tapu Sjén/Conceal your shame (non-fiction) is about incest among Surinamese people and is Usha Marhé ‘s first book. She broke a very big taboo with this book in her community. The first edition was published in 1996. The second edition in 2000. Both editions are sold out. A third, renewed edition will be printed. Read the book review and the first chapter for more information.