A Small Place

A Small Place Author Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN-10 0374527075
ISBN-13 9780374527075
Year 2000-04-28
Pages 81
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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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 Kincaid s 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

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A Small Place

A Small Place Author Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN-10 9781466828834
Release 2000-04-28
Pages 96

A Small Place

A Small Place Author Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN-10 0099773910
Release 1997
Pages 81