Curaçao and Aruba

Most of our Curaçao and Aruba-titles are in the Dutch language. If you are interested in these titles please visit the NL-catalogue

Eddy Wegman

17,50

Eddy Wegman (17 February 1918 – 12 May 1998) was born in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. He left for Curaçao in September 1945, where he had been offered a job at Shell. In Curaçao he devoted the little free time he had largely to his new passion: photography.

Dolf Henkes and Curaçao

19,50

At the end of 1945, at the invitation of the doctor and artist Chris Engels, the Rotterdam-born artist Dolf Henkes boarded a boat to Curaçao. He took fifty paintings with him and made two important murals on the island, in the terminal building of Hato Airport and in the chapel of the Sint Elisabeth Hospital. In the summer of 1947 he travelled on to Mexico and New York.

Caribbean Crossroads

19,50

Caribbean Crossroads is the journey of a young boy named Chen and how his humble life became one filled with action, conflict, pain, mythical mysteries and finally love. A Caribbean novel.

A Sense of Belonging

19,50

This book, ‘Multiple Narratives of English speaking Arubans; Migration, Identification and Representation’, facilitates a discourse articulating a sense of belonging on Aruba.

Run Janina Run!

19,50

“When I say so, you must crawl under the alley door and run away as fast as you can. And then you must hide so they can’t find you. Do you understand? You must save yourself.” “But, mama…,” Janina started. “No, Janina, do as I say, promise me to run.”

Bird Wildlife of Aruba

24,95

Birds are fascinating creatures. They are descendants of dinosaurs and connect us to the far gone past. Like bees and bats, birds play a significant role in nature’s evolutionary clockwork. They pollinate flowers and spread seeds. They help keep insect populations in balance. The state of affairs of our birds is an indicator for the state of affairs of nature as a whole and so they also connect us to our future.

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A Shtetl under the Sun

29,50

Over the years, many Ashkenazic Jews left Curaçao. Today only a little more than a hundred Ashkenazim are left on the island. But all of them remember the shtetl atmosphere during the second half of the 20th century, which Jeannette van Ditzhuijzen has chronicled on these pages.