Table of contents for Jamaica Kincaid : writing memory, writing back to the mother / J. Brooks Bouson.

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1
"When You Think of Me, Think of My Life" 
 1
PART ONE : IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOTHER 
Chapter 2
 "I Had Embarked on Something Called Self-Invention": Artistic Beginnings in 
"Antigua Crossings" and At the Bottom of the River 
24
 Chapter 3
 "The Way I Became A Writer Was That My Mother Wrote My Life For Me and Told 
It To Me": Living in the Shadow of the Mother in Annie John 
48
Chapter 4
 "As I Looked at This Sentence a Great Wave of Shame Came Over Me and I Wept 
and Wept": The Art of Memory, Anger and Despair in Lucy 
92
PART TWO: A VERY PERSONAL POLITICS
Chapter 5
"Imagine the Bitterness and the Shame in Me as I Tell You This": The Political is 
Personal in A Small Place and "On Seeing England For the First Time" 
126
PART THREE: FAMILY PORTRAITS
Chapter 6
" I Would Bear Children But I Would Never Be a Mother to Them": Writing Back to 
the Contemptuous Mother in The Autobiography of My Mother 
158
Chapter 7
"I Shall Never Forget Him Because His Life is the One I Did Not Have": 
Remembering Her Brother's Failed Life in My Brother 
198
Chapter 8
"Like Him and His Own Father Before Him, I Have A Line Drawn Through Me": 
Imagining the Life of the Absent Father in Mr. Potter
231
CONCLUSION
Chapter 9
 "I Am Writing for Solace": Seeking Solace in Writing, Gardening, and Domestic Life
254
Notes
269
Works Cited
316
PART ONE
 IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOTHER 
PART TWO
 A VERY PERSONAL POLITICS
PART THREE
FAMILY PORTRAITS

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Kincaid, Jamaica -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- Antigua -- History -- 20th century.
Mothers and daughters in literature.
Antiqua -- In literature.
Memory in literature.