A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. ...
Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."
So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.
Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.
Number of pages: 81
Format: Reinforced cover for schools and libraries
這本書這本書 “是一部對殖民主義表達深沉控訴並同樣對祖國安蒂瓜表達深沉哀痛的敘事散文”（《後殖民文學》，頁328）。書中歷數被殖民者的傷痛與憤怒，這些對有著類似經歷的台灣人民來說，當不陌生：“ I cannot tell you how angry it makes me to hear people from North America tell me how much they love England, how beautiful England is, with its traditions. . . . But what I see is millions of people, of whom I am just one, made orphans: no motherland, no fatherland, no gods . . . and worst and most painful of all, no tongue” (31)....Continua Nascondi