Annie and her (m)other in a paradise lost

Maria Aparecida de Oliveira


In general, Jamaica Kincaid’s fiction is a reflection on gender relations, sexuality, power and motherhood including the bonds between mothers and daughters, adults and children, men and women, colonizer and colonized. The aim of this paper is first to analyze the novel Annie John written by Jamaica Kincaid in 1985, bearing in mind the main character’s relationship with her mother, with her motherland and with the colonial education imposed by the British Empire. Afterwards, the goal is to investigate the colonial discourse and its relation with the canon, by observing in which ways Kincaid subverts the imperialist discourse to develop her own sense of justice and injustice in a world of powerful and powerless.

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