If you’re a regular here, you know I update our blog banner every quarter with covers of books by Antiguan and Barbudan authors. Usually it’s a mix of authors and covers, selected randomly. In the 3rd quarter of 2021, I decided to tribute Althea Prince by using some of her covers. That was a just-because #womancrushWednesday. But, this time around, in commemoration of Jamaica Kincaid being the 2021 Langston Hughes Festival honoree – and conversations during that ceremony that prompted me to reflect on her relationship to Antigua and Barbuda in my subsequent CREATIVE SPACE art and culture column, entitled Antigua and Barbuda’s Jamaica…
I decided to tribute her here as well.
ETA: video of my presentation.
Specifically, the banner uploaded in the fourth quarter, specifically on November 27th 2021, features just some of the covers of her first novel Annie John (my first and still one of my top 3 Kincaid books) – and let me tell you, any writer would be chuffed to have so many editions of a single one of their books.
Kincaid had too many covers of this book to fit in our banner, and she has been no one hit wonder. We salute you, ma’am.
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