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On Seeing England for the First Time by Jamaica Kincaid: Kincaid, a native of Antigua, reflects on how England is part of her identity and her nation's identity. Antigua is a British colony and she was always taught, from a young age, that British things were simply better than Antiguan things, and the styles and fads of her childhood all confirmed that. In school, she was forced to memorize the contours of the British isles and the location of all of the major British cities. Though most Antiguans fell in line with this love for Britain, Kincaid recalls feeling hatred for the country when she first was able to visit it...

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