Jamaica Kincaid | Literature Criticism Critical Review by David Nicholson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Jamaica Kincaid.
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Critical Review by David Nicholson

SOURCE: “The Exile's Bitter Return,” in Washington Post Book World, July 3, 1988, p. 14.

In the following review of A Small Place, Nicholson commends Kincaid's impassioned denunciation of Antigua's colonial legacy, but finds fault with what he sees as her failure to move beyond description.

At a time when the travel narrative seems to be enjoying a renaissance in American publishing it is difficult to find a place in that genre for this bitter little book [A Small Place]. Though it is a narrative of the author's return from the United States to her native land, the island of Antigua, this is no simple account of a journey home. Readers who come expecting visits to once familiar places, episodes detailing encounters with picturesque islanders and the insights into self that inevitably accrue to...

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