A sensible take a look at colonialism and its results in Antigua–by means of the writer of Annie John

“When you pass to Antigua as a vacationer, that is what you’re going to see. When you come by means of aeroplane, you’re going to land on the V. C. Chook Global Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Chook is the High Minister of Antigua. You’ll be this sort of vacationer who could surprise why a High Minister would need an airport named after him–why no longer a faculty, why no longer a sanatorium, why no longer a few nice public monument. You’re a vacationer and you have got no longer but noticed . . .”

So starts Jamaica Kincaid’s expansive essay, which displays us what we have now no longer but noticed of the 10-by means of-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 Place can’t assist however enlarge our imaginative and prescient of 1 small position and all that it indicates.