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Emily Leung Summary February 23 rd , 2010 “A Small Place” by Jamaica Kincaid is a story told through a tourist’s point of view. The essay expresses the Antigua from the author’s perspective. When first starting out in the essay, the author describes Antigua as a paradise place that tourists go to from their boredom at home, and that this place looks perfect without any problems. However, Kincaid tries to implement the reality of Antigua by describing the dangers of the cab rides, and by pointing out hospitals and schools that are beat down and under developed. Along with pointing out the reality, the author expressed his point of view by stating that the Prime Minister of Antigua names the airport after himself and not after a hospital or library or school. After pointing out the beat down buildings, the author then describes
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Unformatted text preview: the local food like lobster is not even lobster from Antigua, and that the sewage system is nonexistent. Kincaid goes on further to explain that after Britain released Antigua the earthquake of 1974 occurred and completely devastated many buildings. One of the buildings that is greatly effected was the library. Kincaid describes the library with still an old-fashioned signed that says repairs are still pending. Then the author goes on about how there are mansions owned by drug dealers, or famous government officials while there are tons of people in Antigua who cannot even afford to live in their habitat, and that the natives envy the tourists because they themselves will never be able to be tourists in other countries....
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This document was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course COLLEGE WR 112 at UMass (Amherst).

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