Posts Tagged: jamaica kincaid

In the Wake of His Damage

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To be named, and yet not named. Something broke in me when I read his synopsis of us, as if I had been summarily dismissed after twenty long years.

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What to Read When They Yell “Go Home!”

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A list from Rowan Hisayo Buchanan to celebrate the release of the forthcoming anthology Go Home!.

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A “Girl” and Her Mother

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At The Millions, Naa Baako Ako-Adjei discusses reading Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” through the lens of her relationship with her own mother growing up, and her new understanding of the story fifteen years later: In my rereading of “Girl,” I also realized that I never noticed how transgressive the story is. The mother’s liturgy about behaving […]

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Antigua through the Eyes of Jamaica Kincaid

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Antiguan-American novelist Jamaica Kincaid has often made the island a centerpiece of her writing. New York Times travel editor Monica Drake recounts visiting Antigua alongside Kincaid’s words—an alternative to the dominant, colonialist narrative around the island: The tension that we’d accumulated in our daily lives seemed to float into the distance. We could have stayed […]

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Haaretz Lets Novelists Write News, Flotilla Or No Flotilla

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Last year at about this time, the Israeli paper Haaretz let a bunch of literary writers report the news to celebrate Israel’s book week. Well, they’re doing it again, but this time, there’s a flotilla involved. Authors include Margaret Atwood, Jamaica Kincaid, and David Grossman. There’s even an unfortunately timed op-ed by Milan Kundera about […]

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Notable New York, This Week 2/1 – 2/7

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This week in New York Unsound, the avant-garde culture festival that began in Eastern Europe, debuts in the city, historian Garry Wills discusses the atomic bomb, a night with filmmaker Ross McElwee at IFC, Jamaica Kincaid and Gary Shteyngart on Becoming Americans, Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen speaks, Hot Chip performs, Projection: A Reading Series […]

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