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Jamaica Kincaid

Novelist (born 25-May-1949)


J. Brooks Bouson. Jamaica Kincaid: Writing Memory, Writing Back to the Mother. State University of New York Press. 2005. 242pp.

Sabrina Brancato. Mother and Motherland in Jamaica Kincaid. Peter Lang. 2005. 194pp.

Victoria Burrows. Whiteness and Trauma: The Mother-Daughter Knot in the Fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Morrison. Palgrave Macmillan. 2004. 248pp.

Giovanna Covi. Jamaica Kincaid's Prismatic Subjects: Making Sense of Being in the World. Independent Publishers Group. 2004. 152pp.

Moira Ferguson. Jamaica Kincaid: Where the Land Meets the Body. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia. 1994. 206pp.

Moira Ferguson. Colonialism and Gender Relations from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jamaica Kincaid: East Caribbean Connections. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 1993. 175pp.

Antonia Macdonald-Smythe. Making Homes in the West Indies: Constructions of Subjectivity in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid. Routledge. 2001. 176pp.

Deborah Mistron (editor). Understanding Jamaica Kincaid's "Annie John": A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1999. 232pp.

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert. Jamaica Kincaid: A Critical Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1999. 200pp.

Diane Simmons. Jamaica Kincaid. Twayne. 1994. 155pp.

Katherine Stanton. Worldwise: Global Change and Ethical Demands in the Cosmopolitan Fictions of Kazuo Ishiguro, Jamaica Kincaid, J. M. Coetzee, and Michael Ondaatje. Taylor & Francis. 2005.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.233)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.136)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.557)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.401)

  9. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.82)

  10. Third World Women's Literatures (pp.167-68)

  11. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.611)

  12. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.457)

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