Published On: Mon, Jun 24th, 2013

Ellis Juliana passed away

Ellis JulianaWILLEMSTAD – Anthropologist, archaeologist, artist, poet, writer Elis Juliana passed away yesterday. The 85-year-old Juliana (8 August 1927-23 June 2013) also known affectionately as Ompi Elis was called last week to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Curacao.

Juliana received the honorary title for his literary work, his contribution to the archeology and anthropology of the island, his work as an artist and reciter and the recognitions he has received both in Curaçao and abroad. The honorary doctorate was twice offered to Juliana earlier, but he did not want that at that time. During the solemn ceremony last Tuesday, Juliana, who has numerous publications to his name, said; “I'd like to say a lot but there are things that cannot be expressed in words”. Elis Juliana will be buried next Thursday at Bottelier.

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