The Autobiography of my Mother by Jamaica Kincaid

The Autobiography of my Mother

Jamaica Kincaid

A novel of earthy sensuality - pungent and powerful.


My mother died at the moment I was born, and so for my whole life there was nothing standing between myself and eternity; at my back was always a bleak, black wind. I could not have known at the beginning of my life that this would be so; I only came to know this in the middle of my life, just at the time when I was no longer young and realised that I had less of some of the things I used to have in abundance and more of some of the things I scarcely had at all.

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