Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan), December 01, 2022 (Embassy of St.
Kitts and Nevis) Five books, written by two authors from Saint Kitts and Nevis,
will be on display at the 2022 Taiwan Reading Festival organized by Taiwan’s
Ministry of Education and the National Central Library. The two-day event slated for
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December, at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park is
being held under the theme “Embrace the new world, Open a promising new
The Embassy of Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts) and Nevis will participate on the first day of the festival (December 3rd )H.E Ambassador Donya L. Francis explained that people who visit Saint and Nevis’ booth will enjoy music, performances, arts and crafts, storytelling, and the chance to sit and read the books on display. Ambassador Francis expressed his joy with Saint Kitts and Nevis’ involvement in the 2022 Taiwan Reading Festival.
“We [The Embassy of Saint Kitts and Nevis] are excited to be participating in this
year’s Reading Festival in Taipei. We decided to participate because we believe that
this event will most definitely assist in our unrelenting efforts to educate Taiwan’s
populace more about Saint Kitts and Nevis, which dovetails perfectly with Taiwan’s
national policy agenda and ambitions of realizing its 2030 Bilingual Nation goal.”
The five books that will be on display are ‘The Masquerade Dance’ and ‘Adventure
at Brimstone Hill’ written by Carol Ottley-Mitchell, and ‘The Final Passage’, ‘A
Distant Shore’, and ‘Crossing the River’ written by Caryl Phillips. These books
present readers with insights into Saint Kitts and Nevis’ magnificent culture, folklore
The Embassy donated these five books to Taiwan’s National Central Library on June
30th , 2022. Ambassador Francis informed of the “… plan to acquire more books that were
written by Kittitians and Nevisians and to also donate them to other libraries and
learning institutions across Taiwan”.