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The Autobiography of My Mother | Study Guide

Jamaica Kincaid

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Overview

Author

Jamaica Kincaid

Year Published

1996

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Autobiography of My Mother is told from a first-person perspective. The narrator Xuela Richardson is a 70-year-old woman looking back on the hardships and lessons she learned during her life.

Tense

The Autobiography of My Mother is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The Autobiography of My Mother is the fictional autobiography of Xuela Richardson. Her mother who is of the same name died in childbirth. Xuela believes that she is telling her story as a way to tell the story of the life her mother never experienced.

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