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A Small Place

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Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Farrar Straus Giroux
EAN: 9780374527075
Edition: 1st
Feature: Farrar Straus Giroux
ISBN: 0374527075
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Label: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
MPN: 9780374527075
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 81
Publication Date: 2000-04-28
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2000-04-28
Studio: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Editorial Review:

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John

"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."

So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.

Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

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