Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine October 2016

5 10 2016

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

In this issue:

  • Children’s Book Week
  • Two Caribbean Writers Winner
  • ‘Danki di Bròns’ for BookIsh Plaza
  • Ambiance @ Book launch Met open ogen
  • And much more………

Do read & spread the eZine. The next one will appear in November.

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr. 55 OCTOBER 2016

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Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine September 2016

24 08 2016

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The SEPTEMBER edition of the BookIsh Plaza eZine is now out! BookIsh Plaza is your online bookstore specialised in the (Dutch)Caribbbean literature.

In this edition:

  • BookIsh Plaza this Saturday (11.00 am) at the Wereldfestival in Almere
  • In Memoriam Ernesto Enrique Rosenstand
  • Download Rihana Jamaludin’s new youth novel
  • New novel for Denis Henriquez
  • September month into the Book Parade
  • Columns by Quito Nicolaas now published
  • And lots more ….

Read & spread the eZine.

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.54 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Aruban Author included into Dictionary of Caribbean an Afro-Latin America

3 06 2016

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Its our privilege to announce that the biography and bibliography of QUITO NICOLAAS, Aruban author based in The Netherlands, will be published in the “Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography” edited by Franklin Knight & Henry Louis Gates Jr., on 21rst of July 2016 by the Oxford University Press.

 

 

 

 

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The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography is a major biographical reference work covering the lives and legacies of notable Afro-descendants from the Caribbean and Latin American, men and women from all eras and walks of life. This groundbreaking resource provides unprecedented coverage of the region through the lives of its people.

The dictionary can be purchased at Oxford University Press.

Some publications by Quito Nicolaas are the novels Verborgen leegte (2010) and Sombra di recuerdo (2013), the trilingual poetry book Bos pa planta (2011) and the anthology Cucuisa Cabisha/Als de aloë sluimert (2015).

All available @ BookIsh Plaza.

PHOTO: ARTN Photography





Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine June 2016

3 06 2016

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

In this issue:

  • Aruban Author, Quito Nicolaas included in the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography
  • BookIsh Plaza @ Keti Koti Festival coming July 1rst, celebrating the breaking of the chains.
  • Quaco at the comic book event in Haarlem
  • Astrid H. Roemer Wins Prestigious Dutch P.C. Hooft Award
  • And much more………

Read & Share the ezine!

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.52 JUNE 2016

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Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine April 2016

31 03 2016

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

In this issue:

  • Competition Accords’ novel De Koningin van Paramaribo
  • Surinamese literary afternoon
  • 23 April – Book Launch & Signing Session Cucuisa cabisha/Als de aloë sluimert
  • Canto di lama, new arrival poetry in Papiamento
  • Review Cucuisa cabisha/Als de aloe sluimert
  • In stock Vocabulario Ortografico di Papiamento
  • And much more….

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.50 April 2016

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Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine March 2016

28 02 2016

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The MARCH issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • 50th Anniversary Reissue of Jean Rhys’ Novel
  • Literary Celebration 30 Years Celebration Independence Aruba
  • 2016 Year of the Book
  • New Arrivals
  • Soon for Sale books
  • And more….

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.49 MARCH 2016

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Recognition for Aruban Author

4 02 2015

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The Aruban writer Quito Nicolaas, residing in The Netherlands, is included in the encyclopedia of the University of Oxford. He is recognized as one of the most important authors of the Caribbean. Nicolaas has ten books to his credit, many poems and numerous columns. ‘I am proud that the name of Aruba circulates in this way among many libraries and literary institutions in the world,’ says the writer …

His books are 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 June Issue

29 05 2014

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OUT NOW! The BookIsh Plaza eZine for June, the thriller book month.

This time again with lots of literary news and events where BookIsh Plaza will be at the coming months.





Papiamento Language Crossing Borders

26 04 2014

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Papiamento is crossing borders as of 2008 with the poems by poet/writer Quito Nicolaas.

For a long time the author Quito Nicolaas is publishing his poems in Aruba, Holland and other islands in the Kingdom. Nearly in all local papers his poems were published for a wide range of reader. Like in the Caribbean he also performed on different stages in Holland with his Papiamento poems,  explaining the content of his work.

The last decade he is also being recognised on the international level. As of 2008 his Papiamento crossed the borders and captivated the hearts of other peoples who  lost their hearts to the idyllic life of Aruba, its nature, its lovely people and the dreams for the future. That year a haiku of the author came out  in Albania in the magazine Haik Albania. China also was interested in his works and in 2009 ‘Scultura di Santo’, one of his poems, was published in The Dictionary of International Contemporary Poets. Not much later Revista Biografia from Brazil wanted to publicize his poem ‘Encuentro’ among others.

Canada was the next country in 2011 who publicized the poem ‘Deseo/Desire’ in the ezine World Poetry Reading Series. Argentine was next in 2013 and in the anthology Arte Poética; Antología Internacional de Poesía, two poems ‘Paisaje Lirico’ and ‘Pintura Corporal’ translated into Spanish by Ramon Todd Dandaré, were published.

Quito Nicolaas April 2014This year (2014) Poems for the Hazara: A Multilingual Poetry Anthology was published which has two poems by the author, namely ‘Conversation’ and ‘Betrayal’. And not long ago the magazine Margutte from Italy asked the author if they can publish his poems. One of the poems ‘Malvinas’ was translated into Italian.

In this way our maternal language Papiamento and our literature crossed the Caribbean border and travelled the world where peoples of Europe, Asia, North- and South America took notice of them. Not only were these continents introduced to the poetic art of this Aruban poet, but they also got to know the island of Aruba and our maternal language of Papiamento.

The works of Quito Nicolaas can be found at BookIsh Plaza.

Photo: I. de Cuba





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 eZine January issue 2014

17 01 2014

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A new year, a fresh new outlook on the BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.25 JAN 2014. A new feature is the ease in which you can link to the books in the webshop.
The eZine has a lot of literary information, like the latest publications by writer/poem Quito Nicolaas.
Tell us what you think. Enjoy the read and do share it with others.

BookIsh Plaza team





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.

 





Papiamento Novel in the Almere Library

1 11 2013

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l. to r. Minister Plenipotenciery of Aruba Edwin Abath, writer Quito Nicolaas and
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In October Quito Nicolaas presented his latest Papiamento Novel ‘Sombra di recuerdo’ to the director of De Nieuwe Bibliotheek, the library in  his hometown of Almere.

The library has aready some of his books in their collection, like ‘Verborgen Leegte’ and were very pleased to receive another book for their collection. Also present was the Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba, Edwin Abath, who commended Nicolaas with his 10th publication in Papiamento in the Year Celebrating the Papiamento Language in Aruba and in The Netherlands. Papiamento is spoken in the three Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao.

Quito Nicolaas´s books are available  @ BookIsh Plaza

 





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

 





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.




NEW! BookIsh Plaza Ezine July Issue

1 07 2013

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Our July issue is a special edition dedicated to the Celebration of 150 Years Abolition of Slavery. Besides that, we celebrate our rich African cultural heritage.
Special attention for the Tertulia (literary meeting) August 3th organized by the Dutch Caribbean Book Club where freedom is celebrated. Jeroen Leinders will give an insight why he wrote the book on Tula and sign his book. BookIsh Plaza will be selling the book.
Furthermore the poem ‘Litteken’ especially written for celebrating the abolition more than 10 years ago.
And books which celebrate our African cultural heritage with our tambu, our Nanzi stories, our songs, our language and our oral history.
Do share our love for books with your friends

Read it @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 19, JULY 2013