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The autobiography of my mother

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Rosellen Brown.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ4.B87992 Au, PS3552.R7 Au
    The Physical Object
    Pagination272 p. ;
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5209222M
    ISBN 100385098960
    LC Control Number75036581
    OCLC/WorldCa1993164

    Jamaica Kincaid’s novel The Autobiography of My Mother is about a woman named Xuela Claudette Richardson. She is the narrator of the novel and is 70 years old when she starts telling the story of her life. However, the title indicates that the novel is an autobiography of Xuela’s mother; the mother who died giving birth to Xuela. The Autobiography of My Mother (Book): Kincaid, Jamaica: Jamaica Kincaid's new novel is the haunting, deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, was delivered to his laundress as an infant, bundled up like his clothes. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear. A large format personal autobiography written from 12 face-to-face meetings. 15 beautiful, impressive hardbacks, ‘Imperial’ size, with audio highlights. Your Royal size private autobiography is captured, forever, from 12 face-to-face meetings in 10 beautiful hardback books and includes a 1-hour audio recording of your voice. Have 2 Authors?


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The Autobiography of My Mother, which took Kincaid five years to write, has received wide recognition, shooting to bestseller lists across the country, and is regarded as her finest novel yet. When Kincaid is not busy raising her two children or obsessing in her garden, her favorite pastime, she is teaching both fiction writing and English at.

Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, was delivered to his laundress as an infant, bundled up like his clothes.

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The Autobiography of My Mother book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Gerda Stein is a brilliant, successful civil libertie /5. The Autobiography of My Mother offers a first-person, retrospective account of Xuela Richardson’s struggle, over the course of her life, to reconcile with the early loss of her mother.

As a. Kincaid's ambitious new novel of Caribbean life (after Lucy,etc.) begins with the tantalizing promise of a memorable story about strong mothers and daughters—but then turns into a rhetorical riff on familiar ills of our time. Now in her 70s, Xuela, whose mother died in childbirth, tells of a life irrevocably shaped by a woman she never knew and by the children she herself never had.

The Autobiography of My Mother is a novel by Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid that was first published in It tells the story of Xuela Claudette Richardson, who lives on the island of Dominica.

Half-Carib and half Scottish-African, she loses her mother to Written: Kincaid's book Autobiography of My Mother is the story of a young girl who grows up motherless and unloved. Xuela's mom kills herself after the girl's birth.

All but abandoned by her father, Xuela grows up subject to the cold and harsh hand of a laundress whom her father pays to take care of her. As she matures, Xuela learns to fend for herself.

The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid,Plume edition, in English About the Book. The West Indian narrator vents her bitterness at the unhappy life fate dealt her--mother died in childbirth, father ignored her, stepmother tried to kill her, at school she had an abortion.

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The powerful bond between mother and daughter is again the focus in this story. Annie John describes her life on Antigua from the age of ten, when she was still secure in her mother's love, to 17, when she leaves home fearful but determined.

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The Autobiography of My Mother won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in It is Jamaica Kincaid’s third novel, and the last in her trilogy of mother/daughter themed novels following Annie John () and Lucy (). Kincaid is currently Professor of African and African-American Studies in.

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