A Small Place

Jamaica Kincaid

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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Work in Progress » Blog Archive » Jamaica Kincaid & Jonathan Galassi
Authors and Editors in Conversation Jonathan Galassi: Jamaica, this is your first novel in a decade. How has your writing changed in the intervening period and what have you been thinking about in terms of writing? Jamaica Kincaid: ?...
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Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. Johns, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother (all published by FSG). She lives with her family in Vermont.

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A Small Place
Jamaica Kincaid

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2000
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ISBN: 9781466828834
ISBN10: 1466828838
96 pages
$9.27

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
April 2000
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ISBN: 9780374527075
ISBN10: 0374527075
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 96 pages
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