20 New Papiamento Children’s Books Published

12 01 2018

20 New Papiamento children’s books were developed by the Language Project of the Department of Education in Aruba for use in the primary schools and the exam classes of the secondary schools. Papiamento is a creole language exclusively spoken on the islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire (Caribbean).

A group of local collaborators, but also internacional persons, wrote, translated, illustrated and edited the material. A varied offer of original works and three translations was the result.

The themes of the books were selected according to the age group. For the primary schools the topics are: friendship, bullying, nature conservation, sports, stamina and teambuilding. Topics selected for the teens are: peer pressure, love, social life, teen pregnancy and drug abuse.

Authors who collaborated are: Desiree Croes, Lorena Boekhoudt-Almary, Beth Briñez Albertsz, Danielle Janga, Marvis Engelhardt, Shaila Vrolijk, Desiree Correa, Yolanda Croes, Diana Marchena-Martes, Ria Arrindell-Broeks, Gina Ramsbottom, Diana Lebacs (Curaçao), Loekie Morales (St. Maarten) and Sally Green (England).

The books are not for sale, but are available at the local library in Aruba.

Read more articles in our new BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr. 68 JANUARY 2018 edition.
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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………

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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.

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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………

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BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.51 May 2016

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Recognition for Aruban Author

4 02 2015

Erkenning Q. Nicolaas

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 …

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Book Launch ‘Nameless’

1 08 2013

Book launch Nameless

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