Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine APRIL 2017

27 03 2017

The APRIL issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • Commemorating 50 Years of Cien años de soledad
  • Overal opa’s en oma’s selected for the Dutch Kinderjury. Vote till April 19th!
  • Ode to St. Lucian Poet Derek Walcott
  • Poetry Night in Aruba
  • And much more news………

Read & share the eZine. The next one will appear in May.

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.61 APRIL 2017

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Aruban Author included into Dictionary of Caribbean an Afro-Latin America

3 06 2016

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Its our privilege to announce that the biography and bibliography of QUITO NICOLAAS, Aruban author based in The Netherlands, will be published in the “Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography” edited by Franklin Knight & Henry Louis Gates Jr., on 21rst of July 2016 by the Oxford University Press.

 

 

 

 

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The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography is a major biographical reference work covering the lives and legacies of notable Afro-descendants from the Caribbean and Latin American, men and women from all eras and walks of life. This groundbreaking resource provides unprecedented coverage of the region through the lives of its people.

The dictionary can be purchased at Oxford University Press.

Some publications by Quito Nicolaas are the novels Verborgen leegte (2010) and Sombra di recuerdo (2013), the trilingual poetry book Bos pa planta (2011) and the anthology Cucuisa Cabisha/Als de aloë sluimert (2015).

All available @ BookIsh Plaza.

PHOTO: ARTN Photography





Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine May 2016

6 05 2016

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The MAY issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • The Caribbean in the 2nd World War
  • Learn to Write Poetry In Papiamentu
  • New Literary Prize
  • Third book for Rosabelle Illes named Title
  • And much more………

Read & Share the ezine!

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.51 May 2016

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Recognition for Aruban Author

4 02 2015

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The Aruban writer Quito Nicolaas, residing in The Netherlands, is included in the encyclopedia of the University of Oxford. He is recognized as one of the most important authors of the Caribbean. Nicolaas has ten books to his credit, many poems and numerous columns. ‘I am proud that the name of Aruba circulates in this way among many libraries and literary institutions in the world,’ says the writer …

His books are available @ BookIsh Plaza





Book Launch ‘Nameless’

1 08 2013

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The Aruban poet Jermin Bell will be making his debut tomorrow at the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba (library).
The poetry book will be soon available @ BookIsh Plaza





Book Trailer ‘Sombra di recuerdo’

14 06 2013

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Enjoy the book trailer of ‘Sombra di recuerdo’ [Shadows of Memories], the new book by author Quito Nicolaas.
And buy the book at your local bookstore in Aruba & Curaçao. Online at BookIsh Plaza.
© W.A.M. Nicolaas





Meet & Greet the Author Quito Nicolaas

6 06 2013

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Friday June 7th there will be a Meet & Greet the Author Quito Nicolaas at the Teresita Center in San Nicolas, Aruba. The literary evening will start at 7:30 p.m. This is an oportunity for the Aruban people to get to know the author more up, close and personal.

The author will give some insights on his new novel in Papiamento Sombra di recuerdo. This novel, the tenth book in his works, is the most massive document written up to now in the Papiamento language and of the Aruban and Antillean literature. Quito Nicolaas is known for his publications of poetry and novels in diverse languages. This novel has been written especially for the Celebration of the Year of Papiamento in Aruba.

The author will connect the story in the book with life in his hometown of San Nicolas and in Aruba of the 60s and 70s in an interactive session with the audience. Papiamento teachers will read fragments of the novel.

A known journalist will have an in depth interview with the author on the novel and other related topics. And the audience will have the chance to ask questions.

The book trailer of Sombra di recuerdo , especially made for this occasion will be shown. Furthermore a celebration of the tenth book and Nicolaas’s writers life will be shown.
The literary evening will be closed with a book signing session with the author.

The book can be purchased at the local bookstores on Aruba and Curaçao. And online at BookIsh Plaza