Jamaica Kincaid was born in 1949, and now she is a significant voice in modern literature because of her excellent works, including essays, novels, and others. Basically, this is where she is focused on exploring a tenuous relationship between daughters and mothers in addition to such important themes as anti-colonialism. Jamaica is a native of Antigua, and she is still called one of the most influential women among Caribbean writers.
Her outstanding writing career spanned for more than 3 decades, and she managed to earn a reputation in the literary world for her interesting, stylistic, personal, and honest writings. People should know that her original name is different (Elaine Richardson), and she is famous for her stories, essays, and novels full of evocative portrayals of unique family relationships and native Antigua.
Kincaid decided to settle in New York when she relocated from Antigua (she was only 16 years old). At first, she used to work as an au pair, and then she succeeded to win a special photography scholarship, so Jamaica had to go to New Hampshire. She took this interesting name in 1973, and the main reason was her desire to write anonymously. This is when she started to write articles on a regular basis, and then she became a staff writer. Her writings for a New York magazine often depicted Caribbean culture. Besides, her short stories and essays were often submitted to other magazines.
Her first book was introduced to the audience in 1983, and it’s all about a collection of reflections and short stories. It set a certain pattern for her later literary works, and this book was a great mix of anger and lyricism. Such popular novels as Lucy and Annie John are quite autobiographical in their nature, just like most of her subsequent works. They are also focused on a relationship between mothers and daughters.
A Small Place is a great 3-part essay written by Jamaica, and it continued her personal depiction of Antigua and rage at its despoliation. Her personal treatment of such important themes as personhood, family connections, and colonialism were continued later. Kincaid also described a plant-collecting trip that she took in the Himalayas. It’s true that many of her writing works are short, but they never failed to elicit their respect, and they still remain very popular among readers of all ages.
Jamaica Kincaid was born in 1949, and now she is a significant voice in modern literature because of her excellent works, including essays, novels, and others. Basically, this is where she is focused on exploring a tenuous relationship between daughters and mothers in addition to such important themes as anti-colonialism.