Frans Welman

Biography

Frans Welman is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He started out as a clinical psychologist with a preference for cross-cultural psychology. Armed with that inclination, he went on a journey that carried him from West Papua to Peru, and eventually to the doorstep of Nagaland. Working in the prominent Dutch anthropological Royal Tropical Museum education department for many years brought the conviction to stand by those indigenous peoples who, due to post-colonial effects, have yet to attain their right to self-determination. Frans Welman brings these peoples and environments they live in to light as his never-ending journey continues.

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Books

Borneo Trilogy Book 3 Sarawak Volume 2: Kalimantan
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
Sarawak Malaysia is the second in the trilogy on Borneo and is a travelogue on rainforest and its Indigenous Peoples. Sarawak opens its heart of darkness, the rainforest when Frans Welman visits the interior and meets the peoples of the rainforests, Indigenous Peoples and peoples who exploit this rich and diverse ecosystem and habitat, Kayan, Kelabit and Bidayuh Peoples.
Borneo Trilogy Brunei: Book 3 Volume 1
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,380. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Book Three leads to the richness and splendor of Brunei including oil, black gold, and pristine rainforest before jumping to the south of Borneo, Kalimantan. There book Three begins with the important town of Pontianak and its surroundings and delves into cut rainforest, its peoples and the new palm oil plantations claimed to be a good alternative for untouched forest.
Face of the New Peoples Army of the Philippines Volume Two Samar
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
In Face of the New Peoples Army Frans Welman looks at the people behind the struggle for their rights. Often depicted as rebels, killers, criminals and the like they actually live in a semi feudal, a post colonial society where they are oppressed and exploited. The Government of the Philippines condones this exploitation of the poor and deploys its Army against its own people, cheap labor by milli
Face of the New Peoples Army of the Philippines, Volume One Cordillera
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,730. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
In Face of the New Peoples Army Frans Welman looks at the people behind the struggle for their rights. Often depicted as rebels, killers, criminals and the like they actually live in a semi feudal, a post colonial society where they are oppressed and exploited. The Government of the Philippines condones this exploitation of the poor and deploys its Army against its own people, cheap labor by milli
Between David and Goliath
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,980. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Regional studies
Over a decade of Ceasefire and Peace Talks between India and Nagalim; Peace Negotiations in Practice - The Indo-Naga experience
The Urge, Volume 2
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,360. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The URGE is a philosophical tale on progress and anxiety between two men and their women who live in high gear financially and human rights; set in Amsterdam and Bangkok the son of the financier rebels and starts a journey with his controversial friend to change matters on course; the path to their goal is well laid out and astonishes everyone though they do not know that these two young men are
The Urge - Volume 1
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,080. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The URGE is a philosophical tale on progress and anxiety between two men and their women who live in high gear financially and human rights; set in Amsterdam and Bangkok the son of the financier rebels and starts a journey with his controversial friend to change matters on course; the path to their goal is well laid out and astonishes everyone though they do not know that these two young men are t
Borneo Trilogy Sarawak: Volume 2
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,180. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Sarawak, Malaysia is the second in the trilogy on Borneo and is a travelogue on rainforest and its Indigenous Peoples. Sarawak opens its heart of darkness, the rainforest when Frans Welman visits the interior and meets the peoples of the rainforests, Indigenous Peoples and peoples who exploit this rich and diverse ecosystem and habitat, Kayan, Kelabit and Bidayuh Peoples.
Borneo Trilogy Sarawak: Volume 1
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,770. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Sarawak, Malaysia is the second in the trilogy on Borneo and is a travelogue on rainforest and its Indigenous Peoples. Sarawak opens its heart of darkness, the rainforest when Frans Welman visits the interior and meets the peoples of the rainforests, Indigenous Peoples and peoples who exploit this rich and diverse ecosystem and habitat.
Borneo Trilogy Volume 2: Sabah
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,780. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Sabah, the first in the trilogy on Borneo, is a travelogue on rainforest and its Indigenous Peoples. Sabah opens its heart of darkness when Linseng penetrate to produce an audiovisual meant to show its uniqueness so appreciation of habitat and its relatively unknown peoples can be ascertained and so their wealth of knowledge will not be lost with the disappearance of their forests.
Borneo Trilogy Volume 1: Sabah
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Sabah, the first in the trilogy on Borneo, is a travelogue on rainforest and its Indigenous Peoples. Sabah opens its heart of darkness when Linseng penetrate to produce an audiovisual meant to show its uniqueness so appreciation of habitat and its relatively unknown peoples can be ascertained and so their wealth of knowledge will not be lost with the disappearance of their forests.
West Papua Free!
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,820. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
West Papua, part of Indonesia shows disparity with the land that annexed it after the Dutch abandoned a war which should have secured independence for the Papuans as the Netherlands had promised. Frans Welman in collaboration with Viktor Kasiepo travels through this forgotten land of high rise mountains and swampy coast dotted with beaches to experience culture and repression. Their aim is to make
West Papua Free!!
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,000. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
West Papua, part of Indonesia shows disparity with the land that annexed it after the Dutch abandoned a war which should have secured independence for the Papuans as the Netherlands had promised. Frans Welman in collaboration with Viktor Kasiepo travels through this forgotten land of high rise mountains and swampy coast dotted with beaches to experience culture and repression. Their aim is to make
The Signature - Volume II
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,690. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
In the Signature two extremes are on the cards: one the insignificance of a signature given by a celebrity or and author, two and more importantly is the signature, the seal of agreement, between oppressed and oppressors, the former with the signature to be set free. The Signature draws attention to the outcome of a plot instigated to change the status quo so that the oppressed Boros, as per examp
The Signature - Volume I
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,030. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
In the Signature two extremes are on the cards: one the insignificance of a signature given by a celebrity or and author, two and more importantly is the signature, the seal of agreement, between oppressed and oppressors, the former with the signature to be set free. The Signature draws attention to the outcome of a plot instigated to change the status quo so that the oppressed Boros, as per examp
Burma - The Uprising
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,160. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Sequel to Oh Burma the Uprising is more than a decade later and deals with the ‘suppressive’ situation Burmese people are in just before and just after the second Uprising. It also contains two accounts of Nagas and the Military in the extreme Northwest of the country.
Oh Burma Vol 2
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,880. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Feeling the pulse of the Burmese people of Burma, before the 1988 popular uprising and not yet renamed to Myanmar. The dynamics of what happens when people live under unbearable pressure and yet find ways for much needed relief. That the uprising came we know, but the people then did not and express with risk what happens when a country, their country is abandoned and military dictators can do as
Oh Burma Vol 1
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,790. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Feeling the pulse of the Burmese people of Burma, before the 1988 popular uprising and not yet renamed to Myanmar. The dynamics of what happens when people live under unbearable pressure and yet find ways for much needed relief. That the uprising came we know, but the people then did not and express with risk what happens when a country, their country is abandoned and military dictators can do as
Cambodia
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,730. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
Cambodia - Three decades after the great refugee escape and The Last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge
Naga Harvest Festival
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,120. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Essay » Political
Two essays on two visits to the Burmese Military dominated dazzling Naga Harvest Festival. Nagaland in Burma/Myanmar, the other two thirds are in India is off limits to everyone except for one time a year during the traditional Naga Harvest Festival. Through this festival though colorful, charming and cultural the Burmese Military shows off its good side, though only for the time the foreign visit
Beyond Twilight
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 172,980. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
Beyond Twilight is a thriller with unexpected twists and turns. Starting with a man being killed in Manila, Philippines, who when discovered who he really was initiates a rat race for the assassins which takes the reader to Thailand, Brazil, Nagaland, the United States, the Netherlands and India.
Forbidden Land - The Quest for Nagalim
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,380. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Forbidden Land tells the story of three attempts by Frans Welman and his companions to enter Nagaland, the land of more than forty Naga tribes.
Oblivion in Progress- Behind Covert Level - Volume I
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,370. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Oblivion in Progress, beyond the borders of virtual reality, is a deviously orchestrated thriller on a shift in world balance of power. Designed by covert operatives a high profile murder takes place which sends ripples through the world. But who designed it? And, who is the deployed assassin?
Out of Isolation - Exploring a Forgotten World
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 205,650. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Out of Isolation is a study of culture and conflict of the six decades old conflict between India and Nagaland. Culture is the driving force and because it is strong, it enables to stand up against invasions.
Oblivion in Progress Vol II - Behind the borders of virtual reality
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,140. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Oblivion in Progress, beyond the borders of virtual reality, is a deviously orchestrated thriller on a shift in world balance of power. Designed by covert operatives a high profile murder takes place which sends ripples through the world. But who designed it? And, who is the deployed assassin? What is the motivation behind killing an innocent person?

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