By Jamaica Kincaid
An excellent examine colonialism and its results in Antigua—by the writer of Annie John
"If you visit Antigua as a vacationer, this can be what one can find. should you come via aeroplane, you'll land on the V. C. chook foreign Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) poultry is the leading Minister of Antigua. you can be this type of vacationer who may ask yourself why a first-rate Minister would need an airport named after him—why now not a faculty, why now not a health center, why no longer a few nice public monument. you're a vacationer and you have got now not but visible . . ."
So starts off Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which indicates us what we haven't but visible of the ten-by-twelve-mile island within the British West Indies the place she grew up.
Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by means of turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small position can't aid yet enlarge our imaginative and prescient of 1 small position and all that it signifies.
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I’m about to say something,” said Haley Joel Osment. “Where there is a will there is a way,” he said. “Haley. I can’t leave earlier than when I get home from school. Stop being stupid. I don’t have a car. ” “You can leave,” said Haley Joel Osment. ” Dakota Fanning said she was probably killing herself within the next few days. m. train Wednesday. He would hide in her room that night and the next night and in the morning they would go to New York City together. “Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,” said Dakota Fanning.
We don’t need to kill ourselves,” said Haley Joel Osment. “Not yet. Good. ” Wednesday night Haley Joel Osment sat on his bed playing drums with his hands on his thighs. He stood and moved things. He sat on his bed. He looked at his cell phone. He walked into the bathroom and closed the door. He looked at his head and face from different angles in the mirror. He photographed himself a few times with his cell phone. He looked at the photos. He sent one to Dakota Fanning. He went to Penn Station.
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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid