A Small Place

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2000
April 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
96
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
309.9
KB

Customer Reviews

Wandalovekomeh ,

Eye opener

Great book

JP Pazmino ,

Refreshing

This book reminds me of my forgotten roots. Although, I may have come from a different culture, I am still cultured. I can relate to the stories in this book and understand how European imperialism has affected us all. Yet, the author is inspirational and gives a sense of hope. Loved it!

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