Johan Henri Eliza FERRIER, born on May 12, 1910 and died Jan 4, 2010 Oesgeest Holland.
First President of Suriname (1975 - 1980) since Sept 2008 oldest living former Head Of State, last Governor of Suriname (1969 - 1975), Managing Director of Billiton Bauxite Company in Suriname 1966 - 1968, Adviser to the Dutch Department of Education 1958 -1965, Prime Minister Of Suriname ( 1955 - 1958), Member of Parlement in Suriname 1946 - 1948, Schoolteacher & Story teller.
spoken is the Suriname language from a radio broadcast
The Anansi tales are believed to have originated in the Ashanti tribe in Ghana. (The word Anansi is Akan and means, simply, spider.) They later spread to other Akan groups and then to the West Indies, Suriname, and the Netherlands Antilles. On Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire he is known as Nanzi, and his wife as Shi Maria.