We will read and discuss postcolonial feminist writer, Jamaica Kincaid, and her efforts to create a narrative that exposes the struggle the former slave communities in the Caribbean undergo to develop a positive sense of self. Within a postcolonial context, the female voice is suffocated by mainstream ideology and by strongly rooted local patriarchal structures. We will focus on the role of literature to develop social awareness and discuss how Kincaid’s literary choices enhance her voice, in particular her personal experience and autobiographical traits.
In this reading breakfast, we intend:
- To continue creating a reading community of lovers of literature.
- To continue developing reading strategies to tackle the ambiguous nature of literary texts.
- To learn about and explore Jamaica Kincaid’s work.