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Calabash 2012

Home, Slavery & the Children of Sisyphus: Orlando Patterson Speaks

Orlando Patterson

It was noon and the sun blazed, but while a few sought refuge under the craggy tamarind trees and others dipped in the azure Caribbean sea, most were clustered under the tent, braving the sweltering midday heat.

The 'Calabash' Runneth Over: The Good, The Great and the Passable at Calabash 2012

Chimamanda Adiche reading at Calabash 2012

As the temperatures rose marking the impending arrival of summer, throngs of lit-lovers swarmed to the once sleepy fishing and farming village of Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. They came in hopes of poetry, prose and good vibes.

Calabash 2012 Gives Taste of Commonwealth Prize 2012

Olive Senior

In 2007, the Calabash International Literary Festival teamed up with the Commonwealth Writers Prize so that the 2007 awards were announced at that year’s festival.  While a repeat is not slated to occur in 2012, audiences at this year’s Calabash will get a taste of the the CW Prize as three

Hustle and Grow: Alric Brown on the Art and Business of Film

Alick Brown talks to Jamaican filmmakers about making it in the business

As much as it is an art form, film is also a business and filmmakers. So, Jamaican born filmmaker Alrick Brown, director of the Sundance Award wining film Kinyarwanda, was invited by the Calabash Literary Trust to share insights with members of the Jamaican film industry.

Kinyarwanda: Genocide Light

Kinyarwanda, Written and Directed by Alrick Brown

The 1994 Rwandan genocide, where over 1 million people were brutally slain in just over 100 days is a stark and gritty example of the darkest part of humanity: our ability to kill each other over perceived and often meaningless differences.

Lights! Camera! Calabash!: Calabash 2012 Kicks Off with Award Winning Film

Kinyarwanda

The Calabash International Literary Festival makes its highly anticipated return after a one-year break in 2011.