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A Small Place Jamaica Kincaid 0452262356 9780452262355 A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at th
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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . . So begins Jamaica Kincaids expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

Author: Jamaica Kincaid

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 81

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: 1989-07-01

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ISBN: 0452262356


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