(Herten, Nederland, 1939) has been living in Aruba since 1962. Hij has worked in education and experiences the island as his second fatherland. He is a fascinating storyteller. In his work the traditional and modern Aruba is often the subject. So far he published four novels: 'Tranen om de ara' (1998), 'Eilandzigeuner' (2000), 'De roep van de troepiaal' (2004) and 'Devah' (2010). He also published literature for children. In 2012 a collection of his Aruban short stories will be published.(2012)
Archive available for: Jacques Thönissen
With: Caresse Isings, David Van Reybrouck, Dora Lauffer-Mathilda, Elisabeth Pope, Helon Habila, Jacques Thönissen, Jossy Tromp, Petina Gappah, Rodaan Al Galidi, Ryan Maduro, Sharon Rose, Victor Mathilda
An evening with writers, poets and musicians from Aruba, with four foreign guests from Writers Unlimited. Readings of prose, poetry, storytelling and music in a beautiful surrounding, the garden of the library of Aruba.
An evening with readings by writers and poets from South Africa, Suriname, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Aruba. With a performance by the Surinamese jazz-singer Denise Jannah, accompanied by local musician Ivan Jansen. Jannah will sing poems from Suiname, the Antilles and South Africa. The programme was presented by Roland Colastica.