Theresa Evelyne Leuwsha (born 1 November 1967) is a Surinamese Dutch writer.
Tessa Leuwsha was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands as a daughter of an Afro-Surinamese father and a Dutch mother. She started her career as a ground stewardess for KLM. A publisher asked her to write a travel guide to Suriname, because the country supposedly had the best bami and roti. The guide which was first published in 1997 as Reishandboek Suriname, became a success. After many reprints, it has been renamed Wereldwijzer Suriname. In 1996, she moved to Suriname to become a freelance journalist writing for Opzij, de Volkskrant, and De Ware Tijd Literair among others.
In 2005, She made her debut as a literary writer with De Parbo-blues, a coming of age story with autobiographical elements: a girl from mixed parents leaves for Suriname to discover the history of her fat…Read more on Wikipedia