St. John’s, Lucy, My Brother

By Jennifer Ciotta
Jamaica Kincaid was born Elaine Potter Richardson on May 25, 1949 in
the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, which is called St. John's.
Antigua and Barbuda are small islands in the Leeward Island chain;
today they are known for their pink sand beaches and high class
resorts.  She lived with her mother, who doted on young Jamaica, but
her father was absentee thus her stepfather took on this role.  She
flourished in her studies, since she was usually at the top of her
class, learning at the Princess Margaret School, winning her entrance
by scholarship.  Under the strict ...

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