Book Launch

4 12 2013

Boekpresentatie De slaaf vliegt

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.

 

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BookIsh Plaza @ a Performance on Slavery

1 11 2013

Bp @ theatervoorstelling Koto

This Sunday BookIsh Plaza will be present with Caribbean books at a performance about slavery in Suriname.

The event celebrates 150 Years Abolition of Slavery





Book Week Starts Today in The Netherlands

15 03 2013

Poster Boekenweek 2013

This year the Dutch book week from 16th till 24th of March will be dedicated to the Golden Age of Dutch history and the dark pages of history.
The past of Holland has glorious periods, but almost as many drawbacks. It is a history of heroic deeds and betrayal, of glorious events and disaster. But also a dark page of slavery and its remnants. This year is also the celebration of 150 years of breaking the chains of slavery.

BookIsh Plaza has compiled some of her books regarding slavery, colonization and how nowadays people deals with the remants of this dark period of history.

Purchase the books at BookIsh Plaza.





New Collection of Short Stories on Jamaican Society

10 01 2012

Parable of the Mangoes, a new collection of short stories by Jamaica’s Jean Goulbourne

As poet and novelist, Jean L. Goulbourne writes about the distress, anger, struggle and creativity which she witnesses in Jamaican society from the perspective of a historian and educator (she is a lecturer in History and Social Studies at Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville, Jamaica). Her writing is poetic, economical, pungent and stimulating, and she has received several writing awards. Goulbourne recently published a collection of short stories called Parable of the Mangoes (Abeng Press, 2011). Here are two book reviews, the first by Jean Small and the second by Amazon.com. We thank Peter Jordens for the information in this post.

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s 2010 gold medalist for short-story writing, Jean Goulbourne, has wasted no time in producing her newest collection of stories, Parable of the Mangoes, published by Abeng Press.

Born in Black River on Jamaica’s south coast, Jean developed a keen eye and ear for all that happened around her in rural Jamaica. These 12 stories express a love of the land, a commitment to the development of the nation, and a sympathetic and compassionate understanding of the lives of a people whose ancestors experienced the harsh circumstances of colonization and slavery.

Read full article @ Repeating Islands





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