In 2001, the founders of the festival – Colin Channer, Justine Henzell and Kwame Dawes – could not possibly have anticipated the grand reach of their vision. The Calabash International Literary Festival thrives on serendipity.
The twelfth staging of the Calabash International Literary Festival, a month ago, was dubbed 'globalicious' by Kwame Dawes, the programmer for the event. And it certainly was both global and delicious. The calabash was full to the brim and running over with both literary and musical delicacies
In Jamaica, salt fish has become expensive gourmet food. It’s beyond the reach of poor people, except in the cheapest cuts – tail, fin, skin and bones. It’s a pity the vast majority of the descendants of enslaved Africans in Jamaica have not moved up as high in life as salt fish.