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Jamaica festival celebrates power of the pen
Renowned authors and musicians attend Calabash, a literary festival celebrating the spirit of Jamaica.
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2012 17:22

Thousands of people have taken part in Calabash, a three-day literary festival on Jamaica's south coast. 

The island's first, and now largest such festival, is seen as a celebration of the spirit of the country.

Musicians and authors from Jamaica and around the world attend the annual event to pay homage to the written and spoken word.

Gerald Tan reports.

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