A Small Place

A Small Place

A Small Place

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. 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.

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Genre : History
Author : Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2000-04-28
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781466828834


A Small Place

A Small Place

The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2000-04-28
Total Pages : 81 Pages
ISBN : 0374527075


A Small Place

A Small Place

Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1988-07
Total Pages : 81 Pages
ISBN : 9780374266387


Hell Is A Very Small Place

Hell Is A Very Small Place

“An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Review of Books). On any given day, the United States holds more than eighty-thousand people in solitary confinement, a punishment that—beyond fifteen days—has been denounced as a form of cruel and degrading treatment by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Now, in a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of isolation on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. As Chelsea Manning wrote from her own solitary confinement cell, “The personal accounts by prisoners are some of the most disturbing that I have ever read.” These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement. “Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for twenty-three hours a day, for months, sometimes for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. That’s not going to make us stronger.” —President Barack Obama “Elegant but harrowing.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jean Casella
Publisher : New Press, The
Release : 2014-11-11
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781620971383


A Short History Of A Small Place

A Short History Of A Small Place

Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : T. R. Pearson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2003-09-30
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781101126936


The World And A Very Small Place In Africa

The World And A Very Small Place In Africa

This study looks at the effects of "global" phenomena -- trans-Saharan trade, European expansion, the rise of an Atlantic plantation complex, industrialization, imperialism, colonialism, world wars, growth of a world market, political independence and economic dependence -- on the way of life in Niumi, a small area at the mouth of the Gambia river in West Africa (now called The Gambia), over the last six-seven hundred years. Written in clear, accessible prose, and drawing on archival and oral traditions, the work considers global developments from a local/regional perspective.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Donald R. Wright
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 156324960X


The World And A Very Small Place In Africa

The World And A Very Small Place In Africa

Niumi, a small, little-known territory located on the bank of the Gambia River in West Africa, is seemingly far from the reaches of world historical events. And yet the outside world has long had a significant - and increasingly profound - impact on Niumi. This fascinating work shows how global events have affected people's lives over the past eight centuries in this small region in Africa's smallest country. Drawing on written and oral testimony, and writing in a clear and personal style, Donald R. Wright connects 'globalization' with real people in a real place. This new edition updates discussions of global history and African history based on current studies and new developments that have been factored into the interpretive framework. Reflecting on recent visits to Niumi, Wright extends the story into 2009, to consider the impact of global recession and domestic political repression under a regime in power for the past fifteen years. Punctuating the narrative are photographs, maps, and 'Perspectives' boxes on selected topics such as the sale of slaves five centuries ago, colonial sexism, the fate of press freedom, and how popular culture affects growing up in a traditional society. Throughout, the author deals with African history seriously, global trends critically, and human lives sensitively.

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Genre : History
Author : Donald R. Wright
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-02-12
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781317453895


A Small Place In Italy

A Small Place In Italy

This book is a lush and beautiful memoir of a very special house and a superb recreation of a bygone era.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Eric Newby
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2013-02-21
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780007508150


The Autobiography Of My Mother

The Autobiography Of My Mother

Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she could hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack Labatte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's is an intensely physical world, redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road, and it seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is "the black room of the world" that is Xuela's barrenness and motherlessness. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 1996-01-15
Total Pages : 228 Pages
ISBN : 9781466828841


Hell In A Very Small Place

Hell In A Very Small Place

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Genre : Dien Bien Phu, Battle of, Điện Biên Phủ, Vietnam, 1954
Author : Bernard B. Fall
Publisher :
Release : 1968
Total Pages : 515 Pages
ISBN : LCCN:lc67114405