Hemayel Michael Anthony Martina (24 October 1990 – 29 January 2011) was a Curaçaon young poet. While studying at the International School of Curaçao, the young 17-years-old Hemayel Martina started writing poems addressed to the young and that culminated in 2010 into a book with a collection of 39 interrogative poems entitled Ansestro Preokupá Sosegá. With an alternative English language title Worried Ancestor: Rest in Peace, the poems tackled subjects varying from politics to music to sports, and were about various personalities with important contributions to Curaçao.
After residing for a while in Leiden, Netherlands, and continuing his university education at Webster University in Leiden, he had joined his mother last year in the newly created country Curaçao. Touring with musician and friend Levi Silvanie. They performed at various venues combining poetry with Silvanie's music. They both organized a night of poetry and music on local television. He also toured South Africa in December 2010.
On 29 January 2011 after touring on Curaçao he died as a result of heavy injuries suffered in a car accident. He was buried in Curaçao.
- 2010: Ansestro Preokupá, Sosegá
- Hemayel Martina ta presentá:”Ansestro prekupá, sosegá” (in Dutch and English)
- Two Webster students publish books
- RNW: Dichter Hemayel Martina omgekomen bij auto-ongeluk (in Dutch)
- Poet of Curaçao: Hemayel Martina interviewed by Lee Bob Black
- Anne de Graaf’s blog: Hemayel Martina–12 October 1990-29 January 2011
- RNW: 'Hemayel Martina had een missie' (in Dutch)
- Hemayel Martina Official website
- Ansestro Preokupá website
- Hemayel Martina Facebook
- Hemayel Martina interviewed by Lee Bob Black
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