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Jamaica Kincaid
Josephine Olp Weeks Chair and Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College

"A Conversation with Jamaica Kincaid"
Humanities Lecture Series : Conversation

Wed., Apr. 11, 2012, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall

Caribbean novelist Jamaica Kincaid is widely regarded as one of the most important postcolonial authors of our time.  Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. compares her to Toni Morrison and Wole Soyinka.  She has published fifteen long works, including poems, novels, and reflections, and was a long-time contributor to The New Yorker. Her loosely autobiographical novels, including Annie John (1985), Lucy (1990), and The Autobiography of My Mother (1997), interweave gender, sexuality, race, ethnic identity, selfhood, and themes of place into evocative and lyrical prose.  In her Humanities Lecture Series presentation "Landscapes and Memory," she will read from some of her work and discuss the importance of personal landscapes, history, and cultural identity.   Kincaid is the Josephine Olp Weeks Chair and Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College. This is an informal question & answer session that is free and open to the public.

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