A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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A brilliant aspect of colonialism and its effects in Antigua-by-Annie Jean’s author “If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see”.If you come by plane, you will land at International Airport VCBirdVere Cornwall (VCBird is Prime Minister of AntiguaYou may be the kind of tourists who wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him–and why not a school, a hospital, or a public monument?You’re a tourist and you haven’t seen”Thus begins Jamaica Kincaid’s extensive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of ten-twelve miles from the island in the British West Indies, where she grew up.Lyric, sardonic, and frankly, in turn, in a Swiftian fashion, A Little Place, can not help but amplify our vision of a small place and all that it means.
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