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The autobiography of my mother

Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The West Indian narrator vents her bitterness at the unhappy life fate dealt her--mother died in childbirth, father ignored her, stepmother tried to kill her, at school she had an abortion. Finally, she married a white doctor, but it was impossible for her to love him because he was a colonialist. She draws parallels with the despair of her country--Dominica--attributing it to the legacy of slavery. By the author of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0374107319 9780374107314
OCLC Number: 31166370
Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jamaica Kincaid.

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The West Indian narrator vents her bitterness at the unhappy life fate dealt her--mother died in childbirth, father ignored her, stepmother tried to kill her, at school she had an abortion. Finally, she married a white doctor, but it was impossible for her to love him because he was a colonialist. She draws parallels with the despair of her country--Dominica--attributing it to the legacy of slavery. By the author of Lucy.

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