Poems Nicolaas Published in China

22 10 2011

BookIsh Publishers is delighted to announce that two poems by poet/writer Quito Nicolaas were published in Chinese and English in The World Poets Quarterly, vol. 57, february 2010 of China. The two poems are Ignorance II and Sand Sculpture.

Poetry books by the author like Gerede Twijfels/Reasonable Doubt (in Dutch & English) and his latest Bos pa Planta [Constructing Voices]  (in Papiamento, English & Dutch) are available at BookIsh Plaza





Posthumous Book by Dutch-Surinamese Writer

22 10 2011


The Dutch-Surinamese writer Clark Accord who died last May left an unfinished novel.
On October 28, 2011 the novel Plantation d’Amour, published by Nijgh & Van Ditmar, will be launched at the Public Library Amsterdam. The book examines the period of the Dutch-Surinamese slavery.

The writer became famous chiefly for his novel De Koningin van Paramaribo [The Queen of Paramaribo], about the life of the Surinamese prostitute Maxi Linder. More than 100,000 copies of the book was sold. A theatre piece has been made and a film is in the making.

Accord, who died on May 11 at the age of 50, could not finish the novel. The omitted chapters, notes and annotations were sufficient to make the book, they said. On his deathbed Accord talked to his editor about how the novel should end.

The book will be soon available for sale @ BookIsh Plaza





Booklaunch Boundaries by Elizabeth Nunez

22 10 2011

Elizabeth Nunez presents her new novel, Boundaries, at the Americas Society.

Trinidadian-U.S. writer Nunez will present her seventh novel, a work that takes on the thorny subject of racial and immigrant tensions and the marginalization of writers of color. Read a review of Boundaries @ The New York Times
The program will also feature literary critic Donette Francis (Binghamton University). Jennifer J. Raab, President, Hunter College, CUNY, will provide comments prior to the discussion.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
6:30 pm
Free admission

Elizabeth Nunez is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College in New York City, and the award-winning author of seven novels, including Prosperos Daughter (New York Times Editors’ Choice; 2006 Novel of the Year, Black Issues Book Review) and Bruised Hibiscus (American Book Award). She is coeditor with Jennifer Sparrow of the anthology Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad. Nunez is executive producer of the 2004 NY Emmy-nominated CUNY TV series Black Writers in America. She also chaired the PEN American Center’s Open Book committee, helping to launch the PEN Beyond Margins award for writers of color. Her latest book Anna In-Between was nominated for the 2010 International Impac Literary Award.