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Philip Rademaker

Philip Rademaker (Fifi Rademaker)
Philip Rademaker (Fifi Rademaker)

(Curaçao, 1944) is poet, actor, elocutionist, director and painter. His poems stand out because of their imaginative and ornate use of Papiamento. Philip (a.k.a Fifi) Rademaker published poetry and wrote several essays and short stories. In 2000 he published Bos di Buriku (Donkey Bray), with thirty-seven poems, again published in 2008 in a special edition for secondary schools in Curaçao. In 2006 he and Sinaya R. Wolfert made the photobook Otrabanda, a Timeless Poem of Curaçao, about a neighbourhood in Willemstad.


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  • Winternachten 2009 – Winternachten zaterdagavond

    Poets of the memory - Suriname/Antilles

    mud of Suriname
    sticking to the soles of my feet
    still leaving traces behind
    on the shiny tile paving
    of Holland

    Writes the Hindustani-Surinamese poet and musician Raj Mohan. In the programme Poets of the Memory fourpoets shared the stage with evocations of the past. They write about native soil, about the land they live in and about the land of the ancestors. Also with the Surinamese grand old poet Shrinivási, performing artist and poet Gilda Dannarag and the Curaçaon poet and visual artist Philip Rademaker. It turned out to be an hour full of enchanting poetry and candid conversations about forgotten stories and possible truths. Host: Tanja Fraai.