Classic of the Dutch Caribbean Literature Reprinted

6 02 2018

DE ROTS DER STRUIKELING [Life’s Obstacles, ed.] is a classic from the Dutch Caribbean literature. The novel tells the story of Eddy Lejeune, who reflects on his turbulent life.

Eddy Lejeune comes in search for diamonds in Venezuela mysteriously to his end. The story is told in a journalistic manner and begins at the end of his life. Before that, his high school years are described, his growing up in a foster home, the war that overtakes him as a student, the war camp. Particularly his war experiences prove to be a major influence on his thinking.

For this book Boeli van Leeuwen from Curaçao was rewarded the Vijverberg Prize (the present Bordewijk Prize) in Holland. In 1983 he received the Cola Debrot prize, the most important Antillian cultural distinction, for his literary work.

For more news read it in our new BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.69 FEBRUARY 2018 edition.
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Out Now! November Issue BookIsh Plaza eZine

31 10 2014

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Another month, another opportunity to get acquainted with Caribbean literature. There’s lots of literary activities in the month of November, like events that combine poetry and classical music.
An interview with author Irma Grovell, who published her first novel Glanzende schoenen [Shining Shoes]
And get ready, because Yakanuko is on the way! The debut of presenter, artist Curt Fortin will surprise us all, but mainly the younger ones. A nice gift for your kid for the December Season Celebration.
Curaçao poetry abound in our New Arrivals, like the poetry book by novelist Boeli van Leeuwen is amazing. Closing item are the new books BookIsh Plaza will receive like the bilingual De roep van de shoco [The Cry of the Owl].

Read it all @ BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.35 NOVEMBER 2014