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  • Banal Racism in Antigua: An Examination of A Small Place and its Critics

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    Place begins with Jamaica Kincaid placing herself in a unique position able to understand the tourist and the Antiguan and despise both while identifying with neither” (895). Another critic, Suzanne Gauch, adds to this claim by asserting that “A Small Place disappoints…readers when it undermines the authority of its own narrator by suggesting that she is hardly representative of average Antiguans” (912). In her narrative A Small Place, Kincaid often attacks and criticizes the average tourist with what

  • Literary Devices In A Small Place

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    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. Many denounce Kincaid’s latest book as an over attack, her gaze too penetrating and intimidating. The tone of voice continuously shifts throughout

  • Analysis Of A Small Place By Jamaica Kincaid

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    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

  • Essay on The History of the Antiguan Girls High School

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    The history of the AGHS began in 1886, when an English couple- a Mr. and Mrs. Williams, came to Antigua, because of Mr. William's failing health. Mrs. Williams became the school's first headmistress. After her husband died, she sent for her sister and together they shared the responsibility of running the school. At this time the school had boarding facilities for local students, as well as students from neighbouring Caribbean islands such as St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica and Grenada.

  • Imperialism In A Small Place

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    exercised by the colonizers created an inherently negative platform on which the modern political and economic systems of the Caribbean now stand. The corruption of the Antiguan government is introduced by Jamaica Kincaid in her novel, A Small Place. Throughout the novel, Kincaid takes issue with the numerous instances in which Antiguans are still treated as second-rate citizens within their own land due to political and economic corruption. It is clear that the skeletons of these organizations remain

  • Highlighting the Issue of Neo-Colonialism through Media and Literature

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    the reader. Through out the novel the author points out the sad rundown state of her homeland Antigua. This state is firmly placed on the degenerative effects of neo-colonialism. The first effect of neo-colonialism discussed in A Small Place is the Antiguan economy. ?You look closely at the car; you see that it?s a model of a Japanese car that you might hesitate to buy; it?s a model that?s very expensive; it?s a model that?s quite impractical?.You will be surprised, then, to see that most likely the

  • Opinions towards Imperialism in Antigua in the Novel, A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

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    In the novel, A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid expresses her opinion towards imperialism in Antigua, which has change the way how Antiguan people live. She then talks about issues of tourism and corruption, and how everything to the readers is “your fault” as she described. Kincaid also reveals the native’s view on tourism. The book is written in second person, explaining her opinion, and the reader is spoken to directly in the book. To make more sense of this, the reader is like a tourist whose visiting

  • A Small Place Analysis

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    independence from the British. A Small Place reveals that post-colonial Antigua is still pinned by a form of slavery through the nation's poor economy, government corruption, and the impoverished Antiguans. The poor economy and corrupt government are hand in hand to help create the impoverished Antiguans. The corrupt government of Antigua restricts their citizens ability to buy specific goods, like cars, in order to benefit the people working in the government, “banks are encouraged by the government

  • A Tourist Only Sees That Which The Tourist Chooses To See.

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    When the tourist arrives at the Antiguan airport, they notice the beauty of the island, the lush vegetation, the bright sunshine and the lack of rain. They arrive in what they see as an earthly paradise, move quickly through customs, and into a taxi. It is in that taxi that the traveler

  • In A Small Place, Knowledge and Power are Codependent Essay

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    one another. In her aggressive and expository essay, Kincaid successfully demonstrates through the use of several examples, that knowledge, which is a necessary precursor to power, is severely lacking in Antigua, which in turn limits the power Antiguans hold over their own society. Kincaid begins by pointing out to