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  1. Lucy: A Novel by Jamaica Kincaid, 2002-09-04
  2. A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, 2000-04-28
  3. Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid, 1997-01-01
  4. Annie John: A Novel by Jamaica Kincaid, 1997-06-30
  5. At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid, 2000-10-15
  6. Jamaica Kincaid: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers) by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, 1999-09-30
  7. My Garden (Book) by Jamaica Kincaid, 2001-05-15
  8. Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya (National Geographic Directions) by Jamaica Kincaid, 2007-07-17
  9. Jamaica Kincaid: Writing Memory, Writing Back to the Mother by J. Brooks Bouson, 2006-06-01
  10. My Mother's Garden by Penelope Hobhouse, Dominique Browning, et all 2005-03-29
  11. My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid, 1998-11-09
  12. MR. POTTER. by Jamaica. Kincaid, 1996
  13. Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid, 2002-11-06
  14. Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds by Jana Evans Braziel, 2010-01

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2. Kincaid, Jamaica
Jamaica Kincaid was born Elaine Potter Richardson on May 25, 1949 in the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, which is called St. Johns.
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Jamaica Kincaid was born Elaine Potter Richardson on May 25, 1949 in
the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, which is called St. Johns.
Antigua and Barbuda are small islands in the Leeward Island chain;
today they are known for their pink sand beaches and high class
resorts. She lived with her mother, who doted on young Jamaica, but
her father was absentee thus her stepfather took on this role. She
flourished in her studies, since she was usually at the top of her
class, learning at the Princess Margaret School, winning her entrance
by scholarship. Under the strict British education system, the author has said in a past interview with Salon magazine, she felt she was being prepared for an MFA at a young age. Jamaica read classics by British authors such as Kipling and Carlyle. She also observed her mother who read extensively, in particular biographies of famous people.

3. Kincaid, Jamaica
A Small Place, Annie John A Novel, Autobiography of My Mother, The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (The Best American Series), My Brother, My Garden (Book), Lucy A Novel
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  • Kincaid's Mad as Hell, and She's Not Going to Take it Anymore The lovely tourists A Small Mind Writes A Small Place An island paradise It is a Small place
A Small Place
Jamaica Kincaid
Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Binding: Paperback
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  • ASIN: Book Description A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antiguaby 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 himwhy 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.

    4. Jamaica Kincaid
    Kincaid, Jamaica. A Small Place. New York Penguin, 1988. (Book Cover) (small.gif) Perry, Donna. Backtalk Women Writers Speak Out. New Brunswick Rutgers UP, 1993..
    Jamaica Kincaid Biography Major Themes "I was always being told I should be something, and then my whole upbringing was something I was not: it was English." (Cudjoe 219) "Antigua is a small place, a small island...It was settled by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Not too long after, it was settled by human rubbish from Europe, who used enslaved by noble and exalted human beings from satisfy their desire for wealth and power, to feel better about their own miserable existence, so that they could be less lonely and empty- a European disease" (80-81). Antigua became self-governing in 1967, but did not achieve the status of an independent nation within the Commonwealth until 1981. Within the structure of the British educational system imposed upon Antiguans, Kincaid grew to "detest everything about England, except the literature" (Vorda 79). She felt first-hand the negative effects of British colonialism as the colonists attempted to turn Antigua "into England" and the natives "into English" without regard for the native culture or homeland (Kincaid 24). The effects of colonialism serve as the major theme for A Small Place in which Kincaid expresses her anger both at the colonists and at the Antiguans for failing to fully achieve their independence. She feels that Antiguans failed to adopt the positive aspects of colonialism, for instance a good educational system which might help the population to better their lives. This inability to promote the importance of education and hope for the future is symbolized in the failure to rebuild Antigua's only library, St. John's, which was "damaged in the earthquake of 1974" and years later, still carries the sign "REPAIRS ARE PENDING" (Kincaid 9).

    5. Jamaica Kincaid - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
    Kincaid, Jamaica Alternative names Richardson, Elaine Cynthia Potter (birth name) Short description Novelist, gardening writer, gardener Date of birth
    Jamaica Kincaid
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search Jamaica Kincaid (born May 25, 1949, as Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardson ) is an American novelist, gardener, and gardening writer. She lives with her family in North Bennington Vermont , during the summers and teaches at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California , during the academic year.
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    Born in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda , Elaine Richardson lived with her mother and stepfather , a carpenter , until 1965. In Antigua , she completed her secondary education under the British system, due to Antigua's status as a British colony until 1966. She moved to New York City at the age of 16 and worked for a family as an au pair . She worked as a fact checker at Forbes magazine, where she became close friends with reporter, Marsha Daniel, and her husband, Myles Ludwig, then the editorial director of Art Direction magazine. She also befriended Peter Ainsley, the music critic for Women's Wear Daily , who later worked as a writer for Time magazine.

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    7. Kincaid, Jamaica
    Jamaica Kincaid; Wallace, JoAnn “De-Scribing The Water-Babies ‘The Child’ in Post-Colonial Theory,” in Chris Tiffin and Alan Lawson (eds.) De-Scribing Empire Post
    Jamaica Kincaid Wallace, Jo-Ann De-Scribing The Water-Babies : The Child in Post-Colonial Theory, in Chris Tiffin and Alan Lawson (eds.) De-Scribing Empire: Post-colonialism and Textuality (London and New York: Routledge, 1994): 171-184.
    Wallace argues that whereas the child in The Water-Babies is the center of educational, social reform and imperialist debate, he is depoliticized in the 1984 abridged Puffin Classics edition and repoliticized in Jamaica Kincaids 1983 short story Wingless. The Puffin edition, mirroring post-colonialist guilt, is paradigmatic of the Wests continuing and contradictory investment in a vision of child hood as a universal unmarked by class, place, or history. However, Wingless, disallows such a disavowal of historical and geographical specificity by returning both the text of The Water-Babies and the child reader to colonialist history (182). The Water-Babies Kincaid, Jamaica Imperialism Colonialism ... Children

    8. Jamaica Kincaid - Caribbean Hall Of Fame
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    Best Known for: Author of "Annie John" Bio: Jamaica Kincaid was born in 1949 as Elaine Potter Richardson on the island of Antigua. She lived with her stepfather, a carpenter, and her mother. As an only child, Kincaid maintained a close relationship with her mother until the age of nine, when the first of her three brothers were born.
    In 1965 when she was sent to Westchester, New York to work as an au pair. In Antigua, she completed her secondary education under the British system due to Antigua's status as a British colony until 1967. She went on to study photography at the New York School for Social Research after leaving the family for which she worked, and also attended Franconia College in New Hampshire for a year.'s complete profile on Jamaica Kincaid
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    9. Jamaica Kincaid Bio
    A Brief Biography of Jamaica Kincaid David P. Lichtenstein '99, Brown University, Contributing Editor, Caribbean Web. Jamaica Kincaid's twisted quest for self began with her May 25
    A Brief Biography of Jamaica Kincaid
    David P. Lichtenstein '99 , Brown University, Contributing Editor, Caribbean Web
    Jamaica Kincaid's twisted quest for self began with her May 25, 1949 birth in Antigua. She was then christened Elaine Potter Richardson, but when she fled the island at the age of seventeen, she left her family as well as her name behind and entered North America as Jamaica Kincaid. Her life should seem familiar to those who know her heavily autobiographical work. She worked first in New York City as an au pair, for an upper class family much like the one pictured in Lucy . She left this work to study photography at the New School for Social Research and then went on to Franconia College in New Hampshire (but did not take a degree) before returning to New York. There she became a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine, writing for nearly twenty years (1976-1995) before the arrival of new management convinced her to leave. She now resides in Bennington Vermont with her husband and children.
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    11. Kincaid, Jamaica - Hutchinson Encyclopedia Article About Kincaid
    US writer born in the West Indies. She has won recognition for her collections of short stories, such as At the Bottom of the River 1983, and Annie John 1985, a short story cycle., Jamaica

    12. Jamaica Kincaid
    AUTHOR PAGE . HOME . JAMAICA KINCAID. PREVIOUS VISIT Air Date WMHT, Channel 17, Saturday, May 29, 1999, 600 p.m. Air Date WMHQ, Channel 45, Wednesday, June 2, 1999, 930 p.m
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    Jamaica Kincaid's most recent work is the novel The Autobiography of My Mother, which was released in January 1996. Her first three books At the Bottom of the River Annie John (1985), and A Small Place (1988)focus on life in her birthplace, Antigua, West Indies. In these books, Kincaid employs a highly poetic literary style celebrated for its rhythms, imagery, and characterization. With the publication of At the Bottom of the River , Kincaid was hailed as an important new voice in American fiction. Milton wrote in the New York Times Book Review , that Kincaid's tales "have all the force of illuminating, and even prophetic power," and David Leavitt noted in the Village Voice that her stories move "with grace and ease from the mundane to the enormous." Henry Louis Gates Jr., a distinguished critic and black studies scholar compared Kincaid's work to that of Toni Morrison and Wole Soyinka: "There is a self-contained world which they explore with great detail. Not to chart the existence of the world, but to show that human emotions manifest themselves everywhere." Kincaid has received numerous awards and honors, including the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for

    13. SALON Features | Jamaica Kincaid
    An interview with the author archived at s website.
    T H E S A L O N I N T E R V I E W By DWIGHT GARNER J amaica Kincaid tall, striking, clear-eyed turns heads when she strides into the lobby of New York's swank Royalton Hotel one chilly day in mid-December. It's not that she is trying very hard, dressed comfortably as she is in rumpled khakis, green blazer, and a mustard-colored bandana. Kincaid simply projects a natural authority that attracts attention, and that spills over into her writing. Over the course of only four books the novels "Annie John" (1985) and "Lucy" (1990), the short story collection "At the Bottom of the River" (1984), and her nonfiction book about her native Antigua titled "A Small Place" (1988) Kincaid has carved out a unique place in the American literary landscape. Writing in spare, deceptively simple prose, her fiction vividly and often harrowingly describes the difficult coming-of-age of strong-minded girls who, very much like herself, were born into tropical poverty. Kincaid now lives in Bennington, Vermont with her husband, the composer Allen Shawn, and their two children. In her precise, elegant British West Indies accent, Kincaid spoke freely about her life and work, notably her recent decision to quit her longtime position as a staff writer for The New Yorker which she now describes as "a version of People magazine" and her relationship with Tina Brown. "She's actually got some nice qualities," Kincaid says about her former editor. "But she can't help but be attracted to the coarse and vulgar. I wish there was a vaccine I would sneak it up on her."

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    15. Jamaica Kincaid (Caribbean American Author) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
    Jamaica Kincaid (Caribbean American author), May 25, 1949St. John’s, AntiguaCaribbean American writer whose essays, stories, and novels are evocative portrayals of family
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    Table of Contents: Jamaica Kincaid Article Article Related Articles Related Articles External Web sites External Web sites Citations ARTICLE from the Jamaica Kincaid original name Elaine Potter Richardson Kincaid settled in New York City when she left Antigua at age 16. She first worked as an au pair in Manhattan. She later won a photography scholarship in New Hampshire but returned to New York within two years. In 1973 she took the name Jamaica Kincaid (partly because she wished the anonymity for her writing), and the following year she began regularly submitting articles to The New Yorker Caribbean culture . Her essays and stories were subsequently published in other magazines as well. At the Bottom of the River , a collection of short stories and reflections, was published. Setting a pattern for her later work, it mixed lyricism and anger.

    16. Kincaid, Jamaica Definition Of Kincaid, Jamaica In The Free Online Encyclopedia.
    Kincaid, Jamaica, 1949–, West Indian–American writer, b. Antigua as Elaine Potter Richardson. She immigrated to the United States at 16 and later became a U.S. citizen., Jamaica

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    Encyclopedia Kincaid, Jamaica. Kincaid, Jamaica, 1949–, West Indian–American writer, b. Antigua as Elaine Potter Richardson. She immigrated to the United States at 16 and later

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    J amaica Kincaid's life reads like an American Cinderella story born and raised in poverty on the island of Antigua, West Indies; unloved by an unresponsive and often abusive
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    Marilyn Snell Comments Post Comment September/October 1997 Issue J amaica Kincaid's life reads like an American Cinderella story: born and raised in poverty on the island of Antigua, West Indies; unloved by an unresponsive and often abusive mother who shipped her off to the United States at 17 to be an au pair (Kincaid insists on the word "servant" to describe her employment status); "discovered" on the streets of Manhattan by New Yorker columnist George Trow, who brought her into the fold of the magazine by printing one of her articles in the "Talk of the Town" section; became a celebrated fiction writer ( Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother ) and gardening columnist; married the son of legendary New Yorker editor William Shawn; and moved to the idyll of North Bennington, Vermont, where she now writes, gardens, teaches, and tends to her family, which includes two beautiful children.

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