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A Small Place
First Edition
By (author): Jamaica Kincaid
9780374527075 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General Apr 28, 2000
$19.00 CAD
Active 5.46 x 8.22 x 0.3 in | 130 gr 96 pages Farrar Straus & Giroux

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author ofAnnie 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.

Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. Johns, Antigua. Her books includeAt 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.

“Ms. Kincaid writes with passion and conviction . . . [with] a poet's understanding of how politics and history, private and public events, overlap and blur.” —The New York Times

“A jeremiad of great clarity and force that one might have called torrential were the language not so finely controlled.” —Salman Rushdie

“A rich and evocative prose that is also both urgent and poetic . . . Kincaid is a witness to what is happening in our West Indian back yards. And I trust her.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Kincaid continues to write with a unique, compelling voice that cannot be found anywhere else. Her small books are worth a pile of thicker--and hollower--ones.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“This is truth, beautifully and powerfully stated . . . In truly lyrical language that makes you read aloud, [Kincaid] takes you from the dizzying blue of the Caribbean to the sewage of hotels and clubs where black Antiguans are only allowed to work . . . Truth, wisdom, insight, outrage, and cutting wit.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Wonderful reading . . . Tells more about the Caribbean in 80 pages than all the guidebooks.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

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