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


New Anthology with Work of Quito Nicolaas

23 10 2010

Our author Quito Nicolaas hasn’t been sitting still either. One of his poems has been selected and published in the upcoming new anthology in the Dutch language Vaar naar de vuurtoren [Eiland, Isla, Island, Eilân] Gedichten over 12 eilanden van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden compiled by Klaas de Groot. The book contains poems inspired by 12 islands belonging to the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Not only islands of The Netherlands itself, but also those of the Dutch Caribbean.

The booklaunch will be during a talkshow with the writers.


Wednesday 27 oktober 20.00 p.m.

Doors are open at: 19.30 p.m.
Location: MCH, Lange Herenvest 122, 2011 BX Haarlem
Entrance fee: 5 euro, including coffie and thea 
A library card gives free entrance for two person 

Reservation can be made @ 023 – 542 3540

As of 10-10-10 the Kingdom of The Netherlands has a is renewed:  Sint Maarten and Curaçao has been promoted to countries, as Aruba is already since 1986, inside the kingdom and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba are now ’public bodies’ of The Netherlands. Together with the Frisian Islands they complete the 12 islands mentioned in the anthology. This is being celebrated with the anthology Vaar naar de vuurtoren, where poets put their love for the island in the spotlight through 100 poems.

More information @ Mondiaal Centrum Haarlem