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Narrator

The narrator is a black, Antiguan woman. She is the descendant of African slaves. She loves Antigua and the people of the island. The narrator is better educated than most Antiguans appear to be. The novel is told through her point of view; everything that is introduced is seen subjectively through her many opinions. The narrator is very ironic and sarcastic. She is quite angry at North Americans and Europeans, possibly to the point of being prejudiced against them.

The narrator hates the English because she blames them for the corruption Antiguans face. The narrator believes that the English have destroyed Antigua and the Antiguans, and she mourns for her home, her family, her friends and herself. She laments that Antiguans do not have their own language and are forced to use the language of the criminal who has degraded them so. She admits that, unfortunately, she met...

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