Quito Nicolaas Wrote Dictation in the Papiamento Language

20 02 2013

gran dictado Papiamento

BookIsh Publishers is proud to announce that her published writer Quito Nicolaas wrote the dictation for ‘E Gran Dictado di Papiamento’ to take place coming Saturday on the island of Aruba.

Papiamento is the maternal language of the community living on the Caribbean island. The aim is to stimulate the correct use of the language and to cherish the cultural heritage. People can participate and test out if they dominate the language and there are of course prices to give away.

The dictation is organized in celebration of February the 21st, the International Mother Language Day. It’s a double celebration, for 2013 is also the Year of Papiamento.

Quito Nicolaas is an avid writer of the Papiamento language and has written lots of books in his mother tongue. The last one ‘Bos pa Planta’  [Constructing Voices] was published by BookIsh Publishers. Currently we’re preparing new work soon to come out. His books and other language books are available @ BookIsh Plaza

 

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Advice on writing a Novel

17 02 2013

how to write a novel

 

Over at Salon they give some interesting tips for:

How to write a novel

How is it done, indeed? A question bugging every writer?

Read more @ Salon





NEW! Bookish Plaza Ezine February Issue

13 02 2013

BookIsh Plaza Ezine FEB 2013

The February issue of Bookish Plaza Ezine is out with lots of information. An article on the Year of the Papiamento language and plans BookIsh Publishers has on this front. One of our books to be read by the Dutch Caribbean Book Club. New Arrivals and much more.

Enjoy reading.

Read it @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 13, FEB 2013





2013 Year of the Papiamento Language

13 02 2013

papiamento

This year will be dedicated to ‘Papiamento’ the lingua franca on the island of Aruba, ordained by the Department of Culture and approved by the Council of Ministers. Organizations, press, schools, community, centre, institutions and parents were urged to put emphasis on the correct use of the language, This year celebrates the 10th anniversary that Papiamento became official language in the Kingdom of The Netherlands next to the Dutch language. Remains only to urge Parliament to officialize the extensive orthography. The whole year there will be lots of activities organized in cooperation with the Department of Culture.

BookIsh Publishers will be bringing out a new work in our ‘dushi’ language Papiamento. And BookIsh Plaza  ezine will be putting more attention this year to the Papiamento language books.





Reading ‘Verborgen Leegte’

13 02 2013

Reading Verborgen leegte breed

One of our publicized books ‘Verborgen Leegte’ [Hidden Emptiness] by the author Quito Nicolaas, is the book which will be read by members of the Dutch Caribbean Book Club this winter. The book will be discussed at an event of the book club in April.
BookIsh Plaza offers a mid-price for the book for all readers living in The Netherlands.

So check out your copy @ BookIsh Plaza