Quito Nicolaas’ Poem Quoted in Aruban Parliament

29 10 2011

BookIsh Publishers is very delighted to announce that the president of the Dutch Parliament – Mrs. Gerdie Verbeet – quoted one of the poems from the volume Bos pa Planta [Constructing Voices] by Quito Nicolaas during her speech last Wednesday October 25th during the Aruban Parliament meeting at the occasion of the celebration of 25 years Status Aparte of Aruba.

The author is very honoured after hearing of this.

Bos pa Planta [Constructing Voices] is a poetry book written in Papiamento, with a translation into Dutch and English. Papiamento/u is the language spoken on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao.

The book is available at BookIsh Plaza





Status Aparte & Aruban Literature

1 04 2011


The Aruban Writer living in the Netherlands Quito Nicolaas launched on Tuesday 15 March 2011 in Aruba his latest poetry book Bos pa Planta. At this occasion Wim Rutgers spoke about 25 years status aparte, 25 years of Aruban literature in his lecture: A Sense of Belonging? Migration was the main topic.

Read the article HERE AD 21 march 2011





‘Bos pa Planta’ in the Local Press in Aruba

1 04 2011






‘Verborgen leegte’ & ‘Bos pa Planta’ in the Local Press in Curaçao

1 04 2011





Spontaneous Interview on the 18th

22 03 2011

Writer/poet Quito Nicolaas got interviewed spontaneously on his latest poetry book Bos pa Planta when visiting the activities at the Historical Museum in Fort Zoutman. The interview was taken by colleague writer Desiree Correa.

Fort Zoutman

ambiance in the courtyard of Fort Zoutman

Desiree interviewing the writer

the public relaxing

 

The writer speaking about Bos pa Planta 





Crazy Night @ the ‘Feria Dushi Tera’

22 03 2011


The fair ‘Feria Dushi Tera’ last thursday 17 March was at the occasion of 35 years Himno y Bandera (National Anthem and the Flag) and 25 years Status Aparte of Aruba. Aruba is the first island in the constellation of the Netherlands Antilles to have gained in 1986 it’s own semi-independent status in the Dutch Kingdom. Each year this fact is being celebrated on 18 March.

The fair was buzzing with people from all over the island. It was a great night with all kinds of goods in the colors of the beautiful flag of Aruba, delightful music, nationalistic speeches, typical dishes and the festivity was closed by wonderful fireworks.  Bookish Publishers had it’s own stand nr. 29 and people could meet&greet the writer Quito Nicolaas. So we got family and friends coming by, but also people interested in literature and reading. The only party pooper was the rain that spoiled part of the evening. Here is a photo impression of the night.

waiting for people to come by

the first copy sold for the night


the book already put away from the rain

men are also interested in poetry

posing with FB friend & family

here with friends from Curaçao

old time friends also interested in Bos pa Planta

poetry lover glad with book in hand, the Aruban flag swaying on the table

posing with his tokayo (person with the same name) & a very dear old friend

coming from the same hometown of San Nicolas

posing with two dear FB friends

interested in all the books by the author

old time friends also interested in the new work

posing with a dear friend & journalist (r)

view on the mainstage before the rainstorm hit





Another Booksigning @ Van Dorp

20 03 2011


Last wednesday Quito Nicolaas was again signing his books at De Wit & Van Dorp Bookstores.  Book lovers came by to meet&greet the author and get their copy. The greeting of the shop-assistants were as always very cordially.

reader posing with the writer

writer with Bos pa Planta

posing with the renown linguist Joyce Pereira

Both Bos pa Planta & Verborgen leegte are available @ De Wit & Van Dorp Bookstores, Avenida Milo Croes in Dakota.