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- Weight: 176g
- Dimensions: 19.90cm x 14.40cm x 0.40cm
- ISBN: 978 90 6265 870 1
CAS DI BIENTO / DOORWAAIWONING
At the age 14 Olga Ursinda Orman (1943) left her homeland Aruba to continue studying in The Netherlands. She followed the footsteps of many other Antillean youth who exchanged their island of birth, usually temporary, for a stay in The Netherlands. At that time the six Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba were still united within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, known as the Netherlands Antilles. After her studies she was for years employed as a teacher on Curaçao.
The poems in this bilingual anthology, gathered under the title Cas di biento/Doorwaaiwoning are mainly written in The Netherlands and partly in Aruba and Curaçao. They radiate a large involvement and connection with the ups and downs of her native Aruba.
OLGA ORMAN was born in Aruba en writes in Dutch and Papiamento. Her poems appeared in Bentana Habri (2004), in Met de wil elkander bij te staan (2004), in Fruta Hecho/Rijpe vruchten (2006), on the CD Cosecha/Oogst (2006), in Kinderen van het heelal (2008), Symbiose tussen pen en penseel (2008), Topa ontmoet Tula (Amrit, 2012) and in the collection Wie ik ben/Ta ken mi ta (In the Knipscheer, 2011).
Translation and Preface: Fred de Haas
Dutch, Papiamento | paperback | 112 pages | Uitgeverij In de Knipscheer | Haarlem | 2015