THE LITERATI: Just when we though the Calabash 2014 lineup couldn't possibly get any more appealing, what with Chris Farley scheduled to read from Game World, Millicent Graham from her soon-to-be-published anthology, and Salman Rushdie set to reason with Paul Holdengraber, news comes that festivalgoers can also expect appearances by British lit queen Zadie Smith and African literary legend Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Alongside Jamaica Kincaid, among several others, the prize-winning authors will make the trip to Jamaica in May for the Jake's, Treasure Beach bash that already seems poised to top all previous stagings. If that is even possible.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS: TALLAWAH caught up with Protoje at Saturday's special Earth Hour concert at the Ranny Williams Centre, and while he is not quite ready to reveal the name of his much-anticipated third album (due for release in September), he admits that the project is a work-in-progress. As for the title, he points out that it will come as a surprise for those of us expecting a continuation of the numbers trend, à la The Seven Year Itch and The Eight Year Affair. So much for our little guessing-game.
AHEAD OF THE PACK: Party over here! Clarendon's Edwin Allen High and St. Andrew's Calabar High are still in celebration mode after claiming top honours at the 2014 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls Athletics Championships which culminated, electric style, inside the National Stadium on Saturday. Heartiest of congrats to the champion schools who are no doubt looking forward to successfully defending their titles next season.