Jamaica Kincaid

NameJamaica Kincaid
Born25/May/1949 (Age 74)
Birth PlaceSt.John’s Antigua & Barbuda
NationalityAntiguan
GenreEssays, Memoir, Fiction And Non-Fiction
Notable WorksAnnie John
Lucy
A Small Place
Notable AwardsAmerican Academy Arts & Letters

Introduction Jamaica Kincaid: 

Jamaica Kincaid is a novelist, gardener, gardening writer, and essayist. She belonged to Antiguan America and was born in 1949 in St. John, Antigua. She is living in Vermont, and she is a professor in the residence of American Studies at Harvard University ”. 

She started to publish her books in a dozen after beginning the writing in 1973. When she wrote about the Jewish issues in her books then, she did not get attention when she was explaining her situation and experience of the Jewish feminists. 

Jamaica Kincaid Early Life and Education: 

Jamaica was born on 25 May 1943 in St John’s, “Antigua”. He belonged to a low-income family and was raised in a Christian family. She spent her life in lack of sources & money with her stepfather and mother. She loved the literature and having the island’s British Colonial education. 

Her mother’s behaviour changed after the birth of his brothers. Because of poverty, Kincaid went to New York from her family. Her family was very big; therefore, she spent her life without money. She was also interviewed by the “New York Times” and said why she is an author and because “ my life for me wrote by my mother. “ 

Kincaid completed her education in British. She was brilliant and constantly came to the upper of her class. But after getting her third brother her mother didn’t want to continue her studies. She was forced to leave her studies because his stepfather was suffering the illness and he was not capable of giving money for study. 

In 1966, Kincaid’s mother sent her in New York to make money. After this journey of life, she declined to give money to her family from New York, and now she is separated from her family. 

Kincaid’s Personal Life:            

In 1979, she got married to Allen, who was a college professor & composer. After that, she was separated from his husband, and she has two kids’ son & daughter. In 2005 she was accepted to Judaism. 

Jamaica Kincaid Career life: 

Kincaid started writing for Ingenue magazine, a magazine for girls. She changed her name when her first book was published in 1973. Her short novel was published in the New Yorker. 

She was admired and criticized also because her behaviour was supposed to be aggressive. Then she said there was no valid reason to describe her writing as angry & autobiographical. 

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Jamaica Kincaid Bibliography Are:  

  • IN 1983- AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER. 
  • IN 1984- AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN. 
  • IN 1985-ANNIE JOHN.
  • IN 1986- ANNIE, GWEN, LILLY, TULIP AND PAM.
  • IN 1988- A SMALL PLACE. 
  • IN 1990-LUCY.
  • IN 1995- THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1995.
  • IN 1996- THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF MY MOTHER.
  • IN 1997- MY BROTHER.
  • IN 1998- MY FAVOURITE PLANT: WRITERS AND GARDENERS ON THE PLANTS THEY LOVE. 
  • IN 1999- POETICS OF PLACE.
  • IN 2000- MY GARDEN.
  • IN 2001-TALK STORIES.
  • IN 2002- MR. POTTER.
  • IN 2005- AMONG FLOWERS: A WALK IN THE HIMALAYA.
  • IN 2005- THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING.
  • IN 2013- SEE NOW THEN.

Non-Fiction: 

  • A SMALL PLACE. 
  • ON SEEING ENGLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME. 
  • OUT OF KENYA IN 1991
  • IN HISTORY IN 1997
  • MY BROTHER IN 1997
  • TALK STORIES IN 2001
  • AMONG FLOWERS: A WALK IN THE HIMALAYAS IN 2005.
  • A HEAP OF DISTURBANCE, IN THE GARDEN IN 2020.
  • TIME WITH PRYOR, THE TALK OF THE TOWN IN 2022. 

Children’s Books: 

  • ANNIE, PAM, TULIP AND LILY – IT WAS WRITTEN IN 1986. 

Kincaid Of Noteworthy Awards and Honors: 

  • She Received The Pen/Faulkner Award For Fiction In 1984. 
  • Guggenheim Award For Fiction In 1985. 
  • She Got Honorary Doctor Of Human Letters From Colgate University In 1992. 
  • Kincaid Received Pen / Faulkner Award For Fiction In 1997.
  • Lannan Literary Award for Fiction In 1999.
  • Prix Femina Etranger for My Brother 2000. 
  • American Academy Of Arts And Letters 2004. 
  • American Academy Of Arts And Sciences In 2009. 
  • Center For Fictions Clifton’s Fadiman Medal For Annie John In 2010. 
  • Honorary Doctors Of Human Letters From Brandeis University In 2025.
  • Royal Society Of Literature International Writer In 2021. 
  • The Paris Review Hadada Prize For Lifetime Achievement 2022.

 

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