Roland Colastica

Roland Colastica (b. 1960) is a celebrated Antillean writer and dramatist who has devoted his life to storytelling. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Cola Debrot cultural award for his work 'Fireworks in My Head' is his debut as a children’s writer and is one of the few contemporary children’s books set in a former Dutch colony.

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Unlike celebrated author Miep Diekmann, who grew up in Curaçao and wrote a number of books about the Antilles in the 1960s and 70s, Colastica writes from a black perspective, which gives this story a fresh angle.

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