Toppa Top 6: The Caribbean’s Best Book Festivals

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4. Nature Island Literary Festival
Roseau, Dominica

This festival, held in Dominica each August since 2008, is a multilingual one, focusing on topics that relate to both Francophone and Anglophone islanders. Last year’s edition, for example, honored  Martinique’s Aimé Césaire, one of the Eastern Caribbean’s most renowned writers and activists. . The fest (held at the UWI campus in Roseau) is also part of the Emancipation Day festivities on the Nature Island, just one of many ways islanders celebrate their artistic and cultural heritage at that time of year. With the celebratory vibes on top of the literary cred (not to mention the Nature Island’s all-encompassing natural beauty), it’s probably not too hard to convince authors to participate in this one. The dates for this year’s edition have yet to be announced, but keep up with developments here.