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.
Just out now!

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Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine MARCH 2017

1 03 2017

img_7340The MARCH issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • Upcoming World Book Day & Bookweek
  • Music Theatre based on a Novel
  • Interview with writer ‘Go Ahead, You’re Home’
  • Spoken Word & Poetry in Curaçao
  • And much more news………

Read & spread the eZine. The next one will appear in April.

BOOKISH PLAZAeZINE nr. 60 MARCH 2017

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Book Trailer ‘Sombra di recuerdo’

14 06 2013

cover book trailer

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





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.





Photo Impression BookIsh Plaza @ Book Club Meeting

2 12 2012

Photo Impression Dutch Caribbean Book Club Meeting 2012





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





BookIsh Plaza @ Dia di Bandera

5 09 2012