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Jamaica’s premier literary event, Calabash Literary Festival, is here again! Here’s the link to this year’s festival: Calabash festival schedule About Calabash The Calabash International Literary Festival was founded in 2001 by novelist Colin Channer with the support of two friends, the poet Kwame Dawes and the producer Justine Henzell. Their

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If you’re looking for transportation to Treasure Beach for the Calabash weekend, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a bus service to and from the Calabash Literay Festival! Individual and group bookings are  available. On Saturday June 2: Buses depart Kingston at 7am,10am and 12pm from Bookophilia. Buses depart

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Calabash 2016 will be held this year from June 3 to 5 in Treasure Beach, Jamaica.  Check out Calabash 2016 schedule here: http://www.calabashfestival.org/2016/schedule.html About Calabash – Jamaica’s Premier Literary Festival  The Calabash International Literary Festival was founded in 2001 by three Jamaicans the novelist Colin Channer, the poet Kwame Dawes and

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Huge congrats to Marlon James who has become the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker prize.   A Brief History of Seven Killings is Marlon James’ fictional account of an attempt on Bob Marley’s life, described as brimming “with shocking gang violence, swearing, graphic sex, drug crime but also, said

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Jamaican authors Pamela Mordecai and Kellie Magnus will be participating in this book festival in Brooklyn, New York on June 6th.  Pamela Mordecai will be reading from her new book, Red Jacket.  About Red Jacket Available: February 28, 2015 TAP Book (Distributed by Dundurn) 9781459729407 “Growing up on the Caribbean

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 Citizenship Under Pressure: The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture is the first book-length study of the interaction of culture, politics and society in Jamaica’s formative postcolonial moment, the years between 1972 and 1980. Through examining literary and other texts from and about the period, Rachel Mordecai argues that the

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In a move to further stimulate and develop Jamaica’s literary landscape, The Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) have collaborated with the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) to present the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards. Aimed at becoming Jamaica’s premier literary award, the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards will promote and celebrate new Jamaican

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Esther Figueroa’s Jamaica launch of her environmental novel Limbo will be on Sunday, April 6, 11:00AM at UWI Mona at Neville Hall Auditorium (N1), sponsored by the Department of Literatures in English. Prof. Carolyn Cooper with be giving the launch talk and the author will be reading from Limbo and signing

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Check out this new book by T.L. Williams, Secrets of the Spirit Tree. This is a wonderful new Jamaican story for adults and children alike! Here’s what one review says about it, “Great story, wonderful reading. Although it is a children’s book I found myself fascinated by the story, the

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Yay! Calabash 2014 is on! More info coming soon… For more on past Calabashes, check our archives.

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