Jamaica Kincaid is an Black and Jewish woman who was born Elaine Potter Richardson. Jamaica was born and raised on an island called Antigua. In her early life Jamaica lived with her mother and stepfather who was a hard working carpenter.
Kincaid lived with her parents until 1965. Still Antigua Jamaica went to school under the British system and completed her secondary education. Afterwards Jamaica went to New York at the age of 17. When she first moved there she was working for a family as an au pair. Then she went back to school for photography at the New School of Research, Jamaica also attended another school by the name Franconia in New Hampshire.
Jamaica always had a love for writing. Her first gig was writing articles for a magazine by the name of Ingenue. In 1973 Jamaica decided to change her name because of how her family didn’t like her to write and disagreed badly. Her writings were very good that many people recognized her during her career. Like George W.S. Trow started writing good things about her which gave her a chance to meet an editor by the name of William Shawn, and he offered her a job for his newspaper writing articles. Jamaica worked there until the year of 1995.
During Jamaica Career she wrote plenty of books, and some of her books are unforgettable and excellent. But Jamaica wasn’t well liked by everybody some people didn’t like her tone in her writings they considered her tone to be angry, and her writings to be very simple. For example the book “A Small Place” that was published in 1988 has a lot of anger and deals with her homeland Antigua. The major themes in “A Small Place” are the identity, desire, culture, and independence. Jamaica also have plenty of other writings like “The Girl” that had appeared in The New Yorkers, “At the Bottom of the River” published in 1983, Annie John published in 1985, Lucy was published in 1990, Biography of a Dress was published in...