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Annie John, also written by Jamaica Kincaid (1983), traces the story of a young girl's coming of age and her tumultuous relationship with her mother. The novel takes place on the island of Antigua, Kincaid's birthplace, and was one of the three finalists for the 1985 international Ritz Paris Hemingway Award.

Her True-True Name: An Anthology of Women's Writing from the Caribbean, provides an excellent introduction not only to the lives of thirty-one Caribbean authors, but to their fiction as well. This collection, which includes short stories and excerpts from longer pieces, was compiled and edited by Pamela Mordecai and Betty Wilson.

Tsitsi Dangarembga, who is from Zimbabwe, has also written a girl's coming of age novel. Nervous Conditions, which was published in 1988, tells the story of many women and their lives under colonial rule. Alice Walker stated that Nervous Conditions  "is an expression of liberation not...

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