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Jamaica Kincaid


Antiguan novelist, essayist, and gardening professional whose fiction and nonfiction works often explore themes of colonialism, imperialism, and racism. Her books consist of Lucy (1990) and Mr. Potter (2002), and her nonfiction works add a Little Place (1988) and My Backyard Reserve (2001). She was raised in poverty in Antigua and afterwards proved helpful in Westchester, NY as an au set. Before you begin her literary profession, she briefly went to Franconia University in New Hampshire. She changed into Judaism. She was created Elaine Potter Richardson and transformed her name to Jamaica Kincaid upon the publication of her initial work. She wedded Allen Shawn, with whom she acquired two kids: Harold and Annie. She and Jim Carroll both released their function in The Paris Review.

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Full Name Jamaica Kincaid
Date Of Birth May 25, 1949
Place Of Birth Barbados
Profession Novelist
Education The New School, Franconia College
Nationality Antiguan, American
Spouse Allen Shawn
Children Harold Shawn, Annie Shawn
Parents Annie Richardson, Roderick Potter
Siblings Dalma Drew, Joseph Drew, Devon Drew
Awards American Book Award, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, International Dublin Literary Award, National Book Award for Nonfiction, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
Movies Life and Debt
Star Sign Gemini

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1West Indian author.
2Sister-in-law of actor Wallace Shawn.



Life and Debt2001Documentary narration / novel "A Small Place"



Life and Debt2001DocumentaryNarrator (uncredited)
Nulle part ailleurs2000TV SeriesHerself

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