Renowned author Jamaica Kincaid visits Seton Hall

Repeating Islands


In celebration of Black History Month, the Africana Studies program andPoetry-in-the-Round host renowned author, Jamaica Kincaid on February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium in Jubilee Hall, Simone A. James Alexander reports on the institution’s website.

Born in St. John’s, Antigua, Jamaica Kincaid is widely praised for her works of fiction, essays and novels in which she explores the tenuous mother-daughter relationship as well as themes of migration, anti-colonialism, and Caribbean tourism.

Kincaid is the author or editor of 13 books, including five novels. Her most recent novel, See Now Then (2014) was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kincaid’s 1983 collection At the Bottom of the River that includes the most-discussed short story, “Girl,” won the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Kincaid is the recipient of The Center for Fiction Award, the Prix Femina Etranger Award, and…

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