House of Nehesi starts library gift book drive

Build Back St. Martin Libraries with Books Facebook flyer showing freedom -fighter legend One-Tété Lohkay clutching “National Symbols of St. Martin.” 

PHILIPSBURG–“Build Back St. Martin Libraries with Books” is a gift book drive by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), running from St. Maarten/St. Martin Day, November 11, until New Year’s Eve, December 31.

  “It’s a jollification call island-wide. “Buy one copy of the popular history book National Symbols of St. Martin for a school, classroom, public library or home library of your choice and get one free copy of either Love Songs Make You Cry, The Angel Horn, The Frock & Other Poems, or Brother Rich…Creative Writing in St. Martin,” said HNP President Jacqueline Sample.

  HNP launched the buy-one-book-get-one-free campaign at Arnia’s bookstore at the junction of Bush Road and Zagersgut Road, across from the SOL gas station, with a Facebook flyer this past Thursday.

  Along with destroyed documents, and damaged equipment, the roof and windows of HNP’s small “studio-office” are still broken and leaking like the homes and businesses of many people in the island. And, like the island’s people, HNP is pressing on too.

  “St. Maarten/St. Martin people are our inspiratin. Books are also about healing and rebuilding. And books published in St. Maarten/St. Martin belong in the hands of children, adults, and older heads,” said Sample.

Source: The Daily Herald