At the Bottom of the River Background

At the Bottom of the River Background

Jamaica Kincaid wrote At the Bottom of the River, which consists of thoughtful, poetic short stories. This book was published during 2010. Within these short stories, Kincaid allows readers to explore the dichotomies of life.

In her narratives, Kincaid touches on parent-child connection, nature's beauty and bizarreness, and femininity versus masculinity. She further gives an enlightening look on the plain things of life, adding an enriching flavor to them. In other words, she encourages her readers to see things for what they are, while seeing how the small things have more value than what's on the surface.

Kincaid was born in St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda. Besides creating novels, she used to write for the New York Times. She has taught as a Professor of Literature at Claremont-McKenna College.

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