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Frank Williams

Frank Williams
Frank Williams

(Aruba, 1941) studied with the frères at the Dominicus College after which he went to a teacher training college in Dongen, The Netherlands. He worked in primary education, studied English and became a teacher of English. He was politically active for a number of years, among other things as a member of the Island Council. From 1987 until his retirement he worked as an education inspector. Frank Williams is a sworn translator Papiamento, English and Dutch. He has written for the stage, published short stories in Regalo di Fantasia (1989) and Alma Transparente (1994), the history of Dakota (1992), the anthology of poems Anto­logía di Cariño (1993) and the short novel E Yamada (1997). In 2000 he published Isla di mi/Island of mine, an anthology of Aruban literature with translation. More work is in preparation.

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  • Antillen/Aruba 2007

    Crusa Lama - Aruba

    With: Ernesto Rosenstand, Frank Williams, Gabeba Baderoon, Hubert Booi, Ito Tromp, Izaline Calister, Jit Narain, Nukila Amal, Ramsey Nasr, Roland Colastica

    An evening with storytelling, music and poetry by Gabeba Baderoon from South Africa, Ramsey Nasr from The Netherlands, Jit Narain from Suriname and Nukila Amal from Indonesia. The Aruban writers and storytellers Ernesto Rosenstand and Hubert Booi will be interviewd by Ito Tromp. Another Aruban writer, Frank Williams, will read from his work. The Curaçao/Dutch singer Izaline Calister sings stories put to music from Curaçao and The Netherlands. She will be accompanied by the percussionist Pernell Luciano Saturnino from Curaçao and the Dutch guitarist Edvard Verhoef. Actor and writer Roland Colastica uit Curaçao is the MC of this multifacetted literary evening.