Developing Identities: Jamaica Kincaid Evaluates the Challenges of Identification in a Postcolonial World in her Novel 'The Autobiography of My Mother'

By Elizabeth Corson.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper evaluates Jamaica Kincaid's illustration of the re-presentations of Colonial memory and history and the impact it has on the development of identity.

Keywords: Postcolonial Identity, Developing Identity, Colonialism, Effects of Jamaica Kincaid

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.39-46. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.792MB).

Ms. Elizabeth Corson

Elizabeth Corson graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Minor in Theatre and Dance in May 2002. Upon graduating, she participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program to teach English in public high schools in Japan. After one year, she moved back to the United States and realized her life in academia was not complete. During the summer of 2004, she began her graduate studies with a Summer Study Abroad program co-sponsored by East Carolina University and the University of Belize. Ms Corson is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Multicultural Literature at East Carolina University, focusing her research on finding identity in narratives and the world.

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