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A Small Place

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  • Farrar Straus Giroux
  • 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.

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