About Mokeham

About Mokeham Publishing Inc.

At Mokeham Publishing Inc. we publish periodicals and books related to The Netherlands and the Dutch in North America. Our company was founded in 2007 when we took over the publication of Maandblad de Krant (formerly ‘de Hollandse Krant’) the Dutch language monthly newspaper for Canada and the USA. In August of 2011 we launched our new full-colour English language magazine, ‘DUTCH the magazine’.

On occasion we publish special editions, like the ‘Dutch in Wartime’ special English language edition of De Krant, which commemorated the 65th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands from Nazi occupation in 2010.

Our growing book portfolio currently consists of the Dutch in Wartime series (nine volumes) and two books by Frisian author Hylke Speerstra in English translation.

The ‘Dutch in wartime’ book series, is a collection of memories of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by Dutch immigrants to Canada and the USA. The nine books in the series each cover a specific theme.

Hylke Speerstra is an acclaimed Dutch author who writes in the Frisian language of the northern Netherlands and in Dutch. His classic work of emigrant memoirs, Cruel Paradise is newly available. The Comfort Bird is a short novella, based in fact a two Dutch families, one which emigrates to the United States in the early years of the twentieth century.

We are based in Oakville, Ontario.


Dutchreadz is our on-line store. In it we sell publications (magazines and books) about the Netherlands and the Dutch. We specialize in titles (both in English and in Dutch) that provide a link of sorts between the Dutch diaspora and the original homeland. We ship our physical products from Canada and the USA. Our digital downloads come from the cloud, so who knows where they ship from!

Dutchreadz is the on-line storefront for Mokeham Publishing Inc. (see above). As such it is the hub for taking out and renewing subscriptions to our periodicals. All Mokeham book titles are of course also available on the Dutchreadz site. But we sell books about the Dutch produced by other publishers too.