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Face Time with Chris Abani at Calabash 2016

Paul Holdengraber and Chris Abani share a 'Reasoning' at Calabash 2016

“On a Beach in Jamaica, the other side of Africa’s heart,

gourds grow vascular and full, and a reluctant people 

Calabash 2016 Brings a Literary Feast to Fruuishaan

Calabash 2016 brought a literary feast

Most of the year it’s a tranquil little town. While the waves are often restless taking more and more of the shoreline away with it each day, everything else in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, is an essay in tranquility.

Calabash 2016 Comes to 'Fruu-ish-aan' & Colin Channer's Providential Launched

Calabash 2016 serves up a buffet of award-winning writers

And so it came to fruu-ish-aan. This is the theme of the 2016  Calabash International Literary Festival, as it invites audiences to once again dine on a literary feast on the black sandy shores of Treasure Beach, June 3 - 5.

Knowing Yourself is Wonderful: A Calabash Reasoning Wtih Jamaica Kincaid

Kwame Dawes and Jamaica Kincaid at Calabash International Literary Festival 2014

Theoretically, the Calabash International Literary Festival has no headliners. But in truth all writers are not equal and from the pack of heavy hitters piled on to the 2014 installation of the festival, Jamaica Kincaid stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Mervyn Morris Joins Calabash 2014 Line-up

Professor Mervyn Morris

With his latest accolade as Poet Laureate of Jamaica still shiny and bright, Professor Mervyn Morris joins the list of literary heavyweights on the 2014 line-up of the Calabash International Literary Festival as writers from the Caribbean, the US, the UK, Kenya and India get ready to

Calabash 2014 Unleashes a 'Globalishus' Line Up

Kwame Dawes and Justine Henzell, give the line-up for Calabash 2014

The Calabash Literary festival has announced a juggernaut of a line-up for the 2014 installation of the festival, which will be staged under the theme Globalishus.