[This article was originally published in The Jamaica Sunday Observer. This online version has been slightly amended from the original article.]
Think Jamaican writers cyaan bus’? Think again! Here is a book of Caribbean stories that soars way above expectation!
Iron Balloons is the latest publication to emerge from the Calabash Writer’s Workshops that take place in Kingston every year. The workshops are part of the initiative of the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that is working towards eradicating the perception that Jamaican writers ‘cyaan bus’’! Iron Balloons (whose title is a direct reference to this belief and is clearly ironic) is steel proof that the Jamaican literary scene is not bereft of talent, it simply lacks the opportunities.