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Title: Jamaica Kincaid

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Subject: Biographies
Author: Grace W
Date: May 27, 2015
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 7 / 2005
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John's, Antigua. At first, as an only child, Kincaid maintained a close relationship with her mother until the age of nine, when the first of her three brothers were born. The growing size of the family not only brought about a more in depth sense of their poverty, but also enhanced Kincaid's growing sense of isolation from her mother and her environment...

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Kincaid's mother was unresponsive and often abusive and shipped her off to the United States at 17 to be an au pair (Kincaid insists on the word "servant" to describe her employment status during her interviews). New York Times Magazine journalist Leslie Garis writes, "Kincaid has never gotten over the betrayal she felt when she began to suffer from her mother's emotional remoteness" (Garis40)...

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