Bookweek @ BookIsh Plaza

15 03 2012


Out Now! X-mas Issue of BookIsh Plaza Ezine

20 12 2011

Read the Christmas issue of BookIsh Plaza Ezine; the new ezine on (Caribbean) literature, poetry and non fiction books. In this issue we have an interview with the talented young poet Rosabelle Illes, Meet&Greet BookIsh Plaza @ the Festival di Dande december the 30th in Rotterdam, new arrivals, our Season sale and much more.

If you liked our first issue you’ll surely enjoy this one. Do let us know what you think of this new ezine, by sending us an e-mail or subscribe @

Check out the ezine here BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 2, DEC 2011

The BookIsh Plaza Team

Season Sale @ BookIsh Plaza

20 12 2011


Meet & Greet Dutch Caribbean Artist

21 11 2011

BookIsh Plaza will have a bookstand on friday november 25th at the very first Meet & Greet Dutch Caribbean Artist In Amsterdam.
We’ll be selling books by Caribbean authors. So come by and have a look at our assortment of books.
More information on the poster. See you there.

Booklaunch “Meerstemmig Verleden” on Dutch Slavery Past

5 11 2011

On tuesday November 15th the book Meerstemmig Verleden will be presented at 8.00 p.m. at De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 2, Amsterdam. There will be a debate on different representations of the Dutch slavery past (in response to the tv series De Slavernij), stories, music and cabaret.

The book is published by KIT Publishers and gives personal accounts of how people view slavery. It is the result of the project of the Foundation Colorful Past about Dutch slavery past.

Aruban poet/writer Quito Nicolaas is one of the persons interviewed. He emphasizes the responsibility of the Creole-Surinamese community in gathering personal stories of the slavery experience. Helga Fredison put the emancipation struggle of her famous great-uncle Anton de Kom and Eddy Caffé is still deeply connected to the Church where his great-grandfather worked as a slave. By accommodating these personal stories creates a nuanced picture of the legacy of the Dutch slavery past. A nuance that is lacking in debates. 

TICKETS are obtained @ De Nieuwe Liefde

“Meerstemmig Verleden” soon available @ BookIsh Plaza