Day 4

A Small Place Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Kincaid writes, "In Antigua, people cannot see a relationship between their obsession with slavery and emancipation and their celebration of the Hotel Training School..." What is this relationship?

    The answer here should be fairly easy for students: what does it mean that the descendants of slaves now train to do menial domestic tasks and are celebrated for it? Why is this a problem? After all, they're earning money, right? This could lead to a useful discussion about what kind of jobs are "menial" and what kind of wage is "living."

  2. 2

    Kincaid writes, "In accounts of the capture and enslavement of black people almost no slave ever mentions who captured and delivered him...

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