Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John
  • Annie John

  • The island of Antigua is a magical place: growing up there should be a sojourn in paradise for young Annie John. But, as in the basket of green figs carried on her mother's head, there is a snake hidden somewhere within. Annie John begins by adoring her beautiful mother, but inexplicably she comes to hate her. Adolescence takes this brilliant, headstrong girl into open rebellions and secret discoveries - and finally to a crisis of emotions that wrenches her away from her island home.

Jamaica Kincaid is the author of Talk Stories, a compilation of her writing published in The New Yorker, My Favourite Plant, an anthology of writing on plants which she edited and the novels Annie John and Mr Potter. In 2000 she was awarded the Prix Femina Etranger for My Brother.

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