The Library celebrates its 100th anniversary!

Legacy reads featuring Tamara Groeneveldt

— February 13, 2024

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Tamara Groeneveldt is an emerging poet from St. Martin. With her first book, "After the Storm" currently being in its second publication. It was labeled as a best seller by the House of Nehesi Publishers.
Legacy reads featuring Tamara Groeneveldt
Groeneveldt has performed on the same stage as famous Caribbean authors and storytellers such as Paul Keens Douglas at the 2019 Carifesta Caribbean Festivity in Trinidad. She has recited her poetry at official St. Martin's Day programs and other presentations attended by the island's officials including the King and Queen of the Netherlands.

In addition, she makes and sells traditional pastries such as almond sugar cakes, potato pudding and coconut tarts via her business (St. Martin's Sweetness). Groeneveldt was dubbed as a cultural icon by the St. Maarten Jubilee Library for her commitment to promoting St. Martin’s culture.

Groeneveldt hopes that one day every household and school in St. Martin will own a copy of After the Storm to ensure that the St. Martin story, traditions and culture is alive and well in our communities where we eat, live and play.

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