Caribbean Writing Inspired By Reggae
July 17, 2006 Monday 3PM CT
The Jamaicans are coming! This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca talks with two of Jamaica's hottest new fiction writers from The Calabash Festival, a breeding ground for a new kind of Caribbean writing inspired by reggae.
- Kwame Dawes, Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at the University of South Carolina, Programming Director of the Calabash International Literary Festival which takes place in Jamaica each year
- Colin Channer, author of the national bestselling novels Waiting In Vain and Satisfy My Soul and the novella I’m Still Waiting, founder and artistic director of the Calabash International Literary Festival
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- Thomas 7/19/06: "Your show on the Calabash Festival was pure delight. As a Jamaican, I did not totally agree with some of the asumptions made by you and your guests; nevertheless, the program was very delighful. I commend Colin and Quamie for the very insighful venture and hope that some Jamaican writers will seek them out and become part of the festival. Jean keep up the good work, and I am happy to have you on in the afternoon on weekdays. I thoroughly enjoy your show, as you seem to make even the most mondane subject exciting."