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.
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. ….