Literature’s importance in Carifesta

A very significant factor in Carifesta is literature. A meaningful study of this regional cultural festival is a lengthy and complex undertaking that will require many revisits, including its treatment and representation of the region’s literature.

It is not unusual that an institution such as a university library would have an interest in this and would have actually played an active and important role.

Literature in Carifesta was high on its very first agenda. A role in highlighting, advancing, exhibiting, encouraging and even generating new contemporary literature in the Caribbean was a strict mandate given to the Caribbean Festival of the Arts when it was outlined in detail at a conference of artists in Georgetown, Guyana in February 1970. ….


Early movement in Guyanese poetry

Albion Wilds                   Dear Solitude!                   Where peace and concord dwell,                 Whose smiling beauties quell                 The soul’s inquietude.

By ,

The Guyana Contract: an addition to Guyanese popular literature

Popular literature is an important and substantial study. It is a genre whose international impact is astounding.

By ,

The Ramlila festival: mass religious education in pageant form

At this time in Trinidad and Tobago the festival of Ramlila (called Ramleela there) is very widely celebrated.

By ,

Picture poetry: A delightful image of Guyana

How can anyone forget the magic of that childhood realm called  “on the way home from school…”?

By ,

Deciphering Claude McKay

Flame-Heart   So much have I forgot in ten years, So much in ten brief years.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now