Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine DECEMBER 2016

7 12 2016

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

In this issue:

  • World Premiere Double Play
  • Children’s books for the Season
  • Shrinivási 90 Years!
  • The Giving Season – Give a Book!
  • And much more………

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

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr 57 DECEMBER 2016

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our New Arrivals!





Surinamese-Dutch Writer Wins Prestigious Dutch P.C. Hooft Award

3 06 2016

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Astrid H. Roemer received on Thursday 19th of May the 2016 P.C. Hooft Award. The award, which this year is intended for prose, was traditionally awarded to her at the Literary Museum in The Hague. The prestigious prize has a sum attached to it of € 60,000.

Today the most important Dutch writer of the post-colonial era is being honored. And today for the first time a black woman receives the P.C. Hooft Award. These are two facts of great importance to our literature and for The Netherlands.’ said Elsbeth Etty in her laudatio.

According to the jury of the P.C. Hooft Award Roemer is unique in the Dutch literature, a writer whose body of work reflects her own voice completely.

She recounts experiences of getting uprooted, and does so in a prose that is disconnected from literary conventions. She dares to take risks, in the construction of novels, in her language, and in the subjects she writes on.’ – according to the jury.

Writers who take a lot of risks, who are original and who show a high literary commintent in their work, are vital for the arts. They deserve all attention when they write books that are against the tribulation of commercialism and popularization in the media. Astrid H. Roemer belongs to that category. With this nomination for the 2016 P.C. Hooft Award the jury wants to show her appreciation for the voice of a Surinamese-Dutch writer who with her work breaks open the limits of Dutch literature in an intriguing and challenging way’, said the jury.

The jury consisted of Karin Amatmoekrim, Sander Bax (Chairman), Talgo Jaeger, Edzard Mik and Pauline Slot.

The P.C. Hooft Award is the highest recognition a writer could receive in The Netherlands.

Her books will be available @ BookIsh Plaza





Out Now! January 2015 Issue BookIsh Plaza eZine

11 01 2015
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In this issue:
– Tribute to the poet Hubert “Lio” Booi, the flamingo from Aruba
– Literary events: among others Writers Unlimited en Poetryweek
– Recognition for Aruban author in the Encyclopedia of the University of Oxford
– New arrived books
– And much more….




Out Now! the BookIsh Plaza eZine July Issue

25 06 2014

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OUT NOW! The BookIsh Plaza eZine for July, with lots of news on the Summer Events we will be at with Caribbean books. Also information on new books that came out!

Read the BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.31 JULY 2014

For Caribbean books got to BookIsh Plaza





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





BookIsh Plaza February Issue 2014

1 02 2014

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The BookIsh Plaza eZine February issue is out! Check out the interview with the young poet Jermin Bell, And much more literary news from the Caribbean front.

Read the BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.26 FEBRUARY 2014





Book Launch

4 12 2013

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Book launch on the representation of slavery in the arts. Our writer Quito Nicolaas wrote an article on historical novel in the Caribbean and how they influence our perception on life.

 





BookIsh Plaza Ezine October Issue 2013

6 10 2013

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BookIsh Plaza Ezine of October with new arrivals of the Dutch Caribbean literary front. Also information on a lot of literary activities the coming months, like a book launch of the new collection of poems and the premiere of the documentary on the life of Frank Martinus Arion. And the lecture on the rebellious poet Federico Oduber is going to be interesting.
So open the ezine and have a wonderful read. Enjoy this edition of the ezine. Share it with your friends who are fans of books & literature.

Read it @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 22, OCTOBER 2013





New BookIsh Plaza Ezine September Issue

1 09 2013

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Before you the September issue of the ezine with Caribbean book news. New arrivals, soon for sale and more. Be sure to check it out and share it with your friends and family.




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





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.





Impression BookIsh Plaza @ Arubadag

27 03 2013

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2013 Arubadag, last Sunday, was once again a fascinating happening. It’s the day Arubans celebrate their Flag and National Anthem with music, singing, dancing, the Aruban cuisine and literature.
And being of born and bred proud Arubans, of course we couldn’t miss this one out. Naturally we were there also spreading the passion for literature like we always do.

BookIsh Plaza had a bookstand with Aruban authors’ books and books by other Caribbean authors, from children’s books, to history books, novels and poetry.  It was nice conversing with our readers and amazing to see people interested in literature from the islands.

Our published author Quito Nicolaas was there to sign his work and to speak to his fan base.

We had a great time and are looking forward for next year.





New Arrivals @ BookIsh Plaza

3 03 2013

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New arrivals of books by Surinames writers.

Check them out @ BookIsh Plaza





Advice on writing a Novel

17 02 2013

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Over at Salon they give some interesting tips for:

How to write a novel

How is it done, indeed? A question bugging every writer?

Read more @ Salon





NEW! Bookish Plaza Ezine February Issue

13 02 2013

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The February issue of Bookish Plaza Ezine is out with lots of information. An article on the Year of the Papiamento language and plans BookIsh Publishers has on this front. One of our books to be read by the Dutch Caribbean Book Club. New Arrivals and much more.

Enjoy reading.

Read it @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 13, FEB 2013





Reading ‘Verborgen Leegte’

13 02 2013

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One of our publicized books ‘Verborgen Leegte’ [Hidden Emptiness] by the author Quito Nicolaas, is the book which will be read by members of the Dutch Caribbean Book Club this winter. The book will be discussed at an event of the book club in April.
BookIsh Plaza offers a mid-price for the book for all readers living in The Netherlands.

So check out your copy @ BookIsh Plaza





NEW! BookIsh Plaza Ezine January Issue

6 01 2013

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In the newest BookIsh Plaza Ezine of 2013 an interview with HALA in Holland, a young group of Aruban poets challenging the spoken and the written word in the Netherlands. Furter on much more bookish news.

Enjoy the reading.

Read it @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 12, JAN 2013