Be'chol Lashon

Be’chol Lashon

Article Tools

Autobiography of My Mother

Jamaica Kincaid, New York, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, January 1, 1996
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, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.