Between the warm waters of the Caribbean and the azure sky above is the island of Antigua, an island of seething passions and conflicts not seen by tourists. Kincaid offers an eloquent portrait of her people and the plight of their country.
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Jamaica Kincaid, born in St. John's, Antigua, is the author of short stories, novels, and nonfiction. Her 2013 novel See Now Then was a New York Times bestseller. A former reporter for the New Yorker magazine, she is a professor of literature at Claremont-McKenna College in California.
Robin Miles, also known as Violet Grey, is an accent specialist and award-winning narrator of over two hundred audiobooks. She was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics for The Pirate's Daughter and 2008 Best Voice in Biography & History for Brother, I'm Dying.Review:
Born and raised in Antigua, Jamaica Kincaid is angry and frustrated with the white people who dominated the land and native people of her birthplace. In this thought-provoking essay, she appeals to the reader/tourist to look beyond the beautiful blues of the ocean and into the local people's lives, to question why Antigua does not have a decent library or hospital or sewer or school system. She believes the corruption of the government is a direct result of the power of money and examples set by the British occupation. She asks: "Have you ever wondered why it is that all we seemed to have learned from you is how to corrupt our society and how to be tyrants?...You came. You took things that were not yours, and you did not even, for appearance's sake, ask first." When you take the time to look into this small, beautiful place you eventually have to look inside yourself, to think about western colonialization and standards and their impact on non-western people. And as you look, Jamaica Kincaid invites you to see our common humanity and the benefits such broadening of vision can bring. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Holly Smith
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