We are so honoured to have Jamaica Kincaid, author of A Small Place, join us for our final In Conversation as part of our celebration of the 70th anniversary of Windrush.
Jamaica Kincaid’s essays, stories, and novels are evocative portrayals of family relationships and her native Antigua. Her first book, At the Bottom of the River, set a pattern for her later work, mixing lyricism and anger. Later novels Annie John and Lucy are autobiographical in nature with an emphasis on mother-daughter relationships and A Small Place continued her depiction of Antigua and her rage at its despoliation.
Kincaid’s treatment of the themes of family relationships, personhood, and the taint of colonialism continues in The Autobiography of My Mother and My Brother, an account of the death from AIDS of Kincaid’s younger brother.
Come and join us for a conversation with Jamaica about the history and personal narratives that intertwine in A Small Place.