A Small Place

A Small Place
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781466828834
Rating 4/5 from 15 reviews
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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.

A Small Place
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2000-04-28

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

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A Small Place
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2000-04-28

The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.

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A Small Place
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1988-07

Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people

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Hell Is a Very Small Place
  • Author : Jean Casella,James Ridgeway,Sarah Shourd
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11

“An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Review of Books). On any given day, the United States holds more than eighty-thousand people in solitary confinement, a punishment that—beyond fifteen days—has been denounced as

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The World and a Very Small Place in Africa
  • Author : Donald R. Wright
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-27

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa is a fascinating look at how contacts with the wider world have affected how people have lived in Niumi, a small and little-known region at the mouth of West Africa’s Gambia River, for over a thousand years. Drawing on archives,

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A Short History of a Small Place
  • Author : T. R. Pearson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-09-30

Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on

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A Small Place in Italy
  • Author : Eric Newby
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2013-02-21

This book is a lush and beautiful memoir of a very special house and a superb recreation of a bygone era.

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Pastkeepers in a Small Place
  • Author : Michael C. Batinski
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004

How ordinary people use the past to shape their sense of self and community; People know who they are by fixing themselves in place and time. They keep the past in numerous ways - not simply by writing histories but also by telling stories, creating pictures, collecting memorabilia, preserving old

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At the Bottom of the River
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02

Read online At the Bottom of the River written by Jamaica Kincaid, published by Picador which was released on 2020-06-02. Download full At the Bottom of the River Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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A Strange Little Place
  • Author : Brennan Storr
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2016-08-08

Revelstoke: Where the worlds of the living, dead, and extraordinary collide Embark on a fascinating journey into Revelstoke, Canada, a world-renowned ski destination with a well-kept secret: it has a long and active paranormal history just as breathtaking as its mountain views. Packed with stories of hauntings, UFOs, Sasquatch, missing

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One Small Place in a Tree
  • Author : Barbara Brenner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2004-03-16

Deep in the forest . . . A bear sharpens her claws on a tree trunk. The scratched bark chips; a tiny hole forms. Timber beetles tunnel inside. The hole grows bigger and bigger. In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains how, over many years,

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Lucy
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2002-09-04

Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling

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See Now Then
  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05

In See Now Then, the brilliant and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaid—her first in ten years—a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. This piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness unfolds gracefully, and Kincaid

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A Big Gospel in Small Places
  • Author : Stephen Witmer
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05

Christian ministries increasingly prioritize urban areas—big cities and suburbs are considered more strategic, more influential, and more desirable places to live and work. As a ministry strategy, focusing on big places makes sense. But the gospel of Jesus is often unstrategic. Filled with helpful stories and practical advice, pastor

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Prisoner of Tehran
  • Author : Marina Nemat
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2008-04-08

In 1982, 16-year-old Marina Nemat was arrested on false charges by Iranian Revolutionary Guards and tortured in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. At a time when most Western teenaged girls are choosing their prom dresses, Nemat was having her feet beaten by men with cables and listening to gunshots as her friends

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