BookIsh Plaza eZine March Issue 2014

8 03 2014

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The BookIsh Plaza eZine March issue is now out! This time again with many inspirational literary information from the Caribbean front.
Highlighta are the publication of two poems by our published (BookIsh Publishers) author Quito Nicolaas in an international anthology of poems and the documentary of Nobel Prize Laureate Derek Walcott to be screened by the end of the month in The Netherlands.
We hope you like the eZine and do let us kow what you think. Have a good read!

Read the BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.27 MARCH 2014

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Presentation New Novel by Quito Nicolaas

9 10 2013

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Invitation to the presentation of the novel ”Sombra di recuerdo” at the Nieuwscafé of De Nieuwe Bibliotheek in Almere.
Besides the Minister Plenipotenciary of Aruba Edwin Abath, there will be other speakers. The book will be on sale and the author gladly will sign your copy. Please let us know if you’ll be attending @ info@bookishplaza.com

The book is available at BookIsh Plaza

 





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





Invitation Book Launch In Aruba

25 05 2013

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Book launch of the Papiamento novel “Sombra di recuerdo” [Shadow of Memories] of Quito Nicolaas
Thursday May the 30th 2013
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Biblioteca Nacional Aruba
George Madurostraat 13
Aruba





Press Release New Novel in the Year of Papiamento

17 05 2013

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Coming Thursday May the 30th the novel in the Papiamento language Sombra di recuerdo [Shadow of Memories] by Quito Nicolaas will be launched at the National Library Aruba. The book appears within the framework of the celebration of the Year of Papiamento.

The book published by BookIsh Publishers is about four friends who come together and reflect on the past. They contemplate on their past lives, the relationships they enter into, on politics and developments on the island. And also about the relationships between them which in time are conflicting or conciliatory. They meet challenges at every stage of their life against which they must overcome in order to escape the daily routine life. The consequenses of colonization, culture of obedience and emancipation are subjects in the lives of these four friends. The balance between good and evil runs like a red thread through the book.

The Aruban born and Almere based author, writes poems and prose in his native language of Papiamento, but also in Dutch, English and Spanish. This novel is the tenth book in his oeuvre. For the time being, this book with 400 pages is the most comprehensive work of the writer.
Nicolaas made his debut as novel writer in the Papiamento language in 2004 with Tera di silencio [Silent Land].

With Sombra di recuerdo [Shadow of Memories] the writer embroiders further on the fictional reality of an island community. So these two books interact with each other in the game between time and space.
Joe Fortin, literary theorist, says that the writer, takes the reader into a labyrinth of time and space, in search for the truth. Reality and fantasy are intertwined with each other. Different realities, times and places are mixed with one another throughout the book.

The book will be available at BookIsh Plaza





Sneak peek Papiamento novel

15 05 2013

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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.





2013 Year of the Papiamento Language

13 02 2013

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This year will be dedicated to ‘Papiamento’ the lingua franca on the island of Aruba, ordained by the Department of Culture and approved by the Council of Ministers. Organizations, press, schools, community, centre, institutions and parents were urged to put emphasis on the correct use of the language, This year celebrates the 10th anniversary that Papiamento became official language in the Kingdom of The Netherlands next to the Dutch language. Remains only to urge Parliament to officialize the extensive orthography. The whole year there will be lots of activities organized in cooperation with the Department of Culture.

BookIsh Publishers will be bringing out a new work in our ‘dushi’ language Papiamento. And BookIsh Plaza  ezine will be putting more attention this year to the Papiamento language books.