was born in 1953 on the island of Aruba. Early 1960 the family moved to the Netherlands, her mother's country. Although Ecury was brought up very much a Dutch girl she couldn't escape the Antillean influences of her Aruban father. In May 2005 she published the collection of poetry Terug die tijd - Herinneringen aan dementie (Give Back those Days - Memories of Dementia). Poems and thoughts about the last living phase of her demented mother and memories of a shared past both here and on Aruba. In April 2006 her debut novel Erfdeel (Heritage) appeared. From her work it becomes apparent that her life is inextricably associated with the two cultures she carries within her.
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Family ties, migration as an exploratory expedition, and the quest for love. These are the themes in the work of three Caribbean writers in the Netherlands. They write about the search for a new existence overseas. In the Sranantongo poems of the Utrecht-based Celestine Raalte the strong family ties between Creole women play an important part. The Aruban-Dutch Giselle Ecury, wroter of the novel Erfdeel (Inheritance) and the Surinamese-Javanese author Karin Amatmoekrim (Wanneer wij samen zijn; When We are Together) write about migration as an expedition to a new place of their own. Dutch spoken.