Out Now! Bookish Plaza eZine DECEMBER Issue

28 11 2018

                                                                                                     Image: Bookish Plaza

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

In this issue:

  • Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Writing & Performing
  • Book Launch ‘WEES GELUKKIG’ by Irma Grovell
  • The Formation of Caribbean Identity in Literature
  • And more ………

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.78 DECEMBER 2018

Fine reading to all our readers. The next ezine will be out in January 2019.

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our New Arrivals!

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BookIsh Plaza @ Meeting on Bonaire Literature

1 11 2013

BP DCBClub november 2013

This November the Dutch Caribbean Book Club will be celebrating one year of its existence with a literary meeting on the literature of Bonaire.
Two books will be in the picture: the classic ´Mijn zuster de negerin` by Cola Debrot on race relations and a recent book on the colonial history intertwined with the Dutch slave trade, ´Bonaire, zout en koloniale geschiedenis´by Boi Antoin en Cees Luckhardt.

Mijn zuster de negerinBonaire

The celebration will have a literary discussion, music, dance and typical snacks.

BookIsh Plaza will be present with Caribbean books. We wil bring the Papiamentu version of Cola Debrot´s ´Mijn zuster de negerin´ and also the book Bonaire will be on sale.

 





Sneak peek Papiamento novel

15 05 2013

Sneak peek Sombra

Papiamento is a creole language spoken on the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao.
On Aruba they celebrate this year, the Year of Papiamento.

The book launch will take place on Tuesday May the 21rst at the Cabinet of the Plenipotentiary Minister of Aruba in The Hague.





NEW November Issue of BookIsh Plaza Ezine

3 11 2012

The November issue has a lot of book news. With these cold nights just take a book as your window of the world. We like to introduce you to the Caribbean reading vibe. Highlights are the coming Dutch Caribbean Book Club meeting next weekend, revival of the Kompa Nanzi stories for kids, New Arrived books, the Tip of the month is a kids dictionary in Papiamento and much more.

Papiamento is a creole language spoken in the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao & Bonaire.

Enjoy reading the ezine.

Check it out @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 10, NOV 2012





Poet/Writer Quito Nicolaas Donates Books

5 09 2012

Aruban poet/writer Quito Nicolaas donates a set of his books to school libraries in Curaçao and Bonaire (Dutch Caribbean).

Last June teachers of the secondary schools MIL and the Radulphus College in Curaçao were very pleased to receive a set of books by the author, like the novel Verborgen Leegte [Hidden Emptiness] and Bos pa Planta [Constructing Voices], among others. The set consists mostly of poetry books, a novel and short stories. They are written in different languages and the native tongue Papiamento.

proud teachers of MIL showing the books

The idea according to Nicolaas is to stimulate reading of local authors amongst the youth, to discuss them in literary classes and maybe read it for their exams. The schools were very pleased with this gesture by the author.

the RC teachers also rejoiced

At the beginning of the year he donated also a set of books to the OSB in Bonaire.





Erich Zielinski Died

17 02 2012

Writer and poet Erich Zielinski died last Wednesday February 15th, 2012 in Willemstad, Curaçao after a long illness.

In 2004 he made his debut with the novel De Engelenbron [Angel Source, ed.], that takes place in Otrobanda where life is dominated by the problems of survival and drugs. The main protagonist is the ex-police officer Monchín who tries to flee everyday reality when driving his Harley Davidson. The book was nominated for the Gouden Strop and received in 2007 the Cola Debrot-price.

Zielinski was born on Bonaire, but grew up in the old town of Otrobanda on Curaçao. After studying law in The Netherlands he went back to the Antilles and was employed as a teacher. At that time he was founder and editor of the magazine, Vitó, a ‘critical’ magazine against the establishment in the Antilles during the turbulent sixties. On Curaçao, he completed his law studies and he established himself as a lawyer. In the early 1970s, he was for a short time editor-in-Chief of the no longer existing newspaper Beurs- en Nieuwsberichten.

His novel Prijs van de zee (2008) [Price of the Sea, ed.] takes place on Bonaire, where the discovery of a car that fell into the sea almost leads to rivalry in a fishing village. The novel Scott Zuyderling (2009) is largely located in the Netherlands. Lawyer Scott Zuyderling goes to the funeral of Ronnie, Scott’s friend Armand’s son. Ronnie has committed suicide. Scott realizes that Armand never told him that he has begotten a child  with his own daughter-in-law (Ronnie’s wife). He is confronted with his own history and especially his relationship to his homosexual son.

Books by Erich Zielinski are available @ BookIsh Plaza





Books Quito Nicolaas in School Library of Bonaire

10 12 2011

Last week Jacky Bernabela of the SKAL Seccion, Kultura, Arte y Literatura of the Dept. of Culture [Culture, Art & Literature section] presented some books of Aruban born poet/writer Quito Nicolaas, whose family is descended from the island of Bonaire, to Joost Latier, teacher at the secondary school Komunidat di Skol Charles Beukenboom. The books are a present for the school library. The school is very pleased with this gesture of the author. Now the youth of Bonaire will get to know books like Destino [Destiny], Atardi di Antaño [Evenings of Yesteryear], Alameda short stories & the latest by the author Bos pa Planta [Constructing Voices].

These books are available @ BookIsh Plaza