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Successful Book Signing Event Featuring Mary Romney-Schaab and Linda Richardson

— June 25, 2024

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The book-signing event featuring authors Mary Romney-Schaab and Linda Richardson was a resounding success, drawing an enthusiastic crowd of over 25 attendees, despite the short notice and limited space.
Successful Book Signing Event Featuring Mary Romney-Schaab and Linda Richardson
Held at the Adolphus Richardson Building, the event
provided a platform for enriching conversations and meaningful discussions.

Both authors shared the motivations behind their respective works. Mary Romney-Schaab,author of “An Afro-Caribbean in Nazi Era; from Papiamentu to German”, captivated the
audience with the poignant story of her Sint-Maarten-born father, Lionel Romney. LindaRichardson, author of “Trilingual Terminology in Criminal Proceeds: Dutch, English, and
Spanish”, also engaged the audience with insights from her work.

Following their presentations, both authors engaged in a vibrant discussion with the attendees, sparking a lively and open dialogue about the roles Caribbean people have
played in global history, including the contributions of the former Netherlands Antilles. The conversation highlighted the importance of including works by Romney-Schaab, Mulberry
Egstorf – Pantophlet, “A Different Stick O’ Fire: World War Two in the Caribbean:Fragments of a Forgotten Legacy”, and “Caribbean Think Book Series for 4 and 5 May:
World War II 1939-1945”, in school curricula to enrich students understanding of heritage and culture.

The intimate space of the Adolphus Richardson Building library was filled to capacity with attendees who left with a greater appreciation for the diverse stories of Sint Maarten.
The positive energy and thought-provoking discussions marked the evening as a significant cultural and educational experience.

Both authors acknowledged their appreciation for the warm response and the opportunity, offered by the St. Maarten Library, to share their stories. The event closed with a collaborative call to recognize and appreciate Sint Maarten rich and varied history, narratives that are more diverse incorporated into educational frameworks.

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