Understanding Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - 210 sider

Since its publication in 1985, Annie John has become one of the most widely taught novels in American high schools. Part of its appeal lies in its unique setting, the island of Antigua. This interdisciplinary collection of 30 primary documents and commentary will enrich the reader's understanding of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of the novel. Among the topics examined are slavery in the Caribbean, the various religions in the Caribbean islands, the controversy over Christopher Columbus, family life in Antigua, and emigrations from the West Indies to the United States. Sources include newspaper and magazine articles, editorials, first-person narratives and memoirs of life in the Caribbean, letters, and position papers.

Most of the documents are not readily available in any other printed form. A literary analysis of Annie John examines the novel in light of its historical, social, and cultural contexts and as a coming-of-age novel. Each chapter concludes with study questions and topics for research papers and class discussion based on the documents in the chapter, and lists of further reading for examining the themes and issues raised by the novel. This casebook is valuable to students and teachers to help them understand the setting of the novel, its themes, and its young heroine.

 

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II
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III
13
IV
22
V
30
VII
36
VIII
43
IX
48
X
52
XXII
108
XXIII
119
XXIV
126
XXV
127
XXVI
136
XXVII
142
XXVIII
144
XXIX
147

XI
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XII
62
XIII
67
XIV
71
XV
75
XVI
80
XVII
82
XVIII
83
XIX
85
XX
99
XXI
102
XXX
149
XXXI
157
XXXII
161
XXXIII
163
XXXIV
166
XXXV
172
XXXVI
187
XXXVII
191
XXXVIII
198
XXXIX
207
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DEBORAH MISTRON is Professor of Spanish and Literature at Bradford College in Bradford, Massachusetts. She is the author of many papers on Latin American popular culture, with a special interest in the cinema. She teaches Latin American literature and area studies in Latin America.

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