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Jamaica Kincaid and the rewriting of other as self

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dc.contributor.advisor Pinson, Hermine
dc.contributor.author Beal, Michelle Collette, 1972- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-14T15:46:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-07T05:00:14Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13145
dc.description.abstract "In her non-fiction work A Small Place, Kincaid writes “I met the world through England, and if the world wanted to meet me it would have to do so through England” (33). Raised in a society where an European value system was enforced has created a conflict in Kincaid’s identity formation. Her struggle to achieve a sense of identity that may integrate the demands and contradictions presented by an European/Caribbean upbringing surface in her writings while bringing to the fore the implications of colonialism on the formation of a Caribbean identity. Importantly, Kincaid makes use of her colonial upbringing and through it she is able to revise history, reclaim a voice, and redefine an identity. As Diane Simmons notes, “In her decision to use, rather than repress, her colonial education, Kincaid may be in the vanguard of a new generation of post-colonial writers” (57)." en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher College of William and Mary
dc.subject Self in literature en_US
dc.subject Colonies in literature en_US
dc.subject Kincaid, Jamaica--Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.title Jamaica Kincaid and the rewriting of other as self en_US
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.level Masters of Arts en_US
thesis.degree.discipline English en_US
thesis.degree.grantor College of William and Mary en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Braxton, Joanne
dc.contributor.committeeMember Burns, Christy
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation or Thesis en_US

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