Gentle waves, lush greenery, and sun-soaked beaches, Antigua embodies your ideal holiday destination. But Jamaica Kincaid turns your paradise upside down in her new memoir A Small Place. Using her pen as a sword, Kincaid slashes Antigua’s façade of perfection into shreds and presses the blade against the throats of tourism, colonialism and corruption.
Guatemala is a small country in central America, bordered by Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, and Mexico. Guatemala is best known for their indigenous Mayan culture and excavated ruins of the Mayan empire, nature, and their world class coffee. If you visit Guatemala, you’ll see that it is unique in many ways.
Antigua is a beautiful island in the Caribbean that got its name from Christopher Columbus in 1493 when he first visited the small 108 square mile island (Niddrie). Antigua was later colonized by England in 1632, and won its independence in 1981 (Niddrie). Antigua was originally a country that was planned as a slave-breeding colony, but never became one; the slaves who were imported came to live self-reliantly in their own community (Niddrie). After, Antigua gained its independence; it established a constitutional monarchy, where the British monarch is still head of state, represented by a governor general (Niddrie). Sadly, Antigua is an impoverished country that has a history of being a victim of British imperialism, government corruption, and tourism (Kincaid). Kincaid informs her audience
weather in Antigua is hot. Furthermore, it shows that England had won her father heart and
Madagascar is a huge island nation off of the southeast coast of Africa. It's home to thousands of animals, such as lemurs,Coton de Tulear that are found in rainforests, beaches and reefs. Near the busy capital, Antananarivo, is Ambohimanga, a hillside complex of royal palaces and burial grounds, as well as the Avenue of the Baobabs. Madagascar has 24.24 million people and the official language is Malagasy, and French. Madagascar lies in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa.
One of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean is St. Croix. It is the largest island and the most multi-ethnic of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is mostly known as a place of retreat of those travelers looking for serenity. It also offers a tropical escapade with its pristine beaches, lush forests, terrains, and recreational activities.
There are plenty of good things to be said about El Salvador, the Latin American country that sits in the heart of Central America, surrounded by volcanic mountains, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and a Pacific coast of startlingly beautiful beaches and rustic fishing villages.
It is known to be the oldest city in the Americas. In 1496 Santo Domingo was established by a man named Diego Columbus, during that time it was an important area for the Spanish happenings that is until the conquest of Mexico. In 1664 the Spanish ended up losing Haiti to the French. Later on in history Jean Pierre Boyer rules Haiti and governs Santo Domingo. That’s when the people decided to stand up and fight for what they believed in.
Antigua is an island in the region of the Caribbean in the West Indies. It is also known as Waladii by the natives. Antigua is part of the country of Antigua & Barbuda. Barbuda, about sixty eight square miles, is a flat coral island about thirty miles north of Antigua. Antigua is in the midst of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern region of the Caribbean. Antigua is the largest of the English speaking Leeward Islands. Antigua is one hundred and eight miles long. The average temperature is about seventy five degrees year round which makes for low humidity. Between Antigua and Barbuda the larger of the two islands is Antigua. The island country has vast natural resources and a tropical climate. For example sugar cane was a cash crop for the country. Therefore the island easily became a hub for new countries to invade who wanted said resources. Correspondingly many countries attempted to stake their claim however, only one was successful. Although Britain brought about changes in culture and creed in Antigua they also brought about enslavement and disease so therefore British control has hurt Antigua rather than helped.
Moreover, other themes include the effects and after effects of colonialism, as well as her general feelings of alienation. In her first non-fiction work, “A Small Place,” Kincaid captures the essence of Antigua through the use of vivid diction and imagery. After not having been home for twenty years, Kincaid returned to the island and based the book on the lives and lifestyles of those living
The island of Jamaica is very rich in culture and has many historic turnabouts throughout the years. The country has a rich and complex history including being the first country to have Arawak and Taino Indians settle there.
One unusual aspect of Costa Rica is that the country has no army and instead of a national hero being a general it is a young barefoot campesino (farmer). Costa Rica prides on the idea that they have gained through evolution what other countries have
The Bahamas The Bahamas is full of a vast array of inimitable little islands, populated by the laid back people of the Caribbean. Great Exuma is one of these, a place of warm tranquillity and relaxation, a place where peace can be found. A minute number of people inhabit the 90 mile stretch of land where you will find an amazing variety of wildlife.
Antigua is a small island that was discovered in 1493, by Christopher Columbus. The natives that lived there were made slaves by the British and the economy thrived on producing sugar. In 1834 the British abolished slavery giving Antigua its independence. The sugar industry was failing so the economy relied on tourism. A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid is about Antigua. Kincaid narrates her novel in second person, blaming the tourists for ruining the culture of Antigua. Kincaid explains that the British were cruel to the Antiguan people but she forgives them for it. Kincaid also talked about how the Government is currently corrupt and how beautiful Antigua’s land is. Kincaids novel is broken up into four parts that address all of these issues in Antigua.The way A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid was written is effective in the way that it tries to persuade and inform the readers.
The Bahamas is known for its warm sunshine, perfect climate, and pristine beaches with crystal clear water lapping at the shores. It is one of the most popular and beautiful tourist destinations in the world and attracts thousands of travelers every year. Though gorgeous strips of sand ring every island of this 700-island archipelago, it is a multifaceted destination and offers a variety of exclusively Bahamian experiences for every type of traveler.