Bonus Material: Jamaica’s Calabash Literary Festival

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka JAMAICA: While many of us were toiling away in the halls of BookExpo America, others were down in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, enjoying the sun (and rain) and being treated to a fantastic line-up of writers at the 9th annual Calabash Literary Festival. It was all the more sweet, because only a short time ago, it looked like …

Muslim Voices: In Tune with the Times

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK: “As a man of culture, it is my view that we often neglect culture as a bridge between civilizations and people,” says Mustapha Tlili, the Tunisian scholar and novelist who is one of the principle organizers of a new cultural festival, Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas, which runs from June 5-14 in New York City. Muslim Voices promises …