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A Small Place

Kincaid, Jamaica, Kincaid, Jamaica More by this author...£9.99

'If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see...'

So begins Jamaica Kincaid s powerful portrait of the damaged paradise that was her childhood home. The island of Antigua is a magical place of breathtaking beauty, with cloudless skies, dazzling blue waters, and majestic sunsets. But it is also a place of dramatic contrasts. What one doesn't see while visiting this ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies is the sweeping corruption, the dilapidated schools and hospitals and homes, and the shameful legacy of its colonial past.

InA Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid candidly appraises where she grew up, and makes palpable the impact of European colonisation and tourism.

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