Summary

From the award-winning author of Annie John comes a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua.
"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 10-by-12-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.
©2016 Jamaica Kincaid (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By reader on 05-06-17

Captivating

I chose to listen to this book in Lou of reading it. What a delight! The narrator did a wonderful job emphasizing the descriptions, sarcasm, VA, and the story. I highly recommend you read this one. Will change the way you think about Island vacations.

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