Als, Hilton. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Review of Lucy. The Nation 252 (February 18, 1991): 207-209. Als compares the novel with A Small Place, since both are concerned with oppression. Als emphasizes Kincaid’s importance as a Caribbean writer who is not afraid to tackle the issues of racism and colonialism at the risk of alienating readers.
Bloom, Harold, ed. Jamaica Kincaid. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1998. A collection of individually authored chapters on Kincaid, this critical study includes bibliographical references and an index.
Bouson, J. Brooks. Jamaica Kincaid: Writing Memory, Writing Back to the Mother. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005. An examination of Kincaid’s life, including her relationship with her mother, her homeland of Antigua, and her conflicting relations with her father and brother.
Davies, Carole Boyce. Black Women, Writing, and Identity: Migrations of the Subject. New York: Routledge, 1994. Focuses on the importance of migration in the construction of identity in black women’s fiction in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Especially insightful regarding Kincaid’s Lucy.
De Abruna, Laura Nielsen. “Jamaica Kincaid’s Writing and the Maternal-Colonial Matrix.” In Caribbean Women Writers, edited by Mary Condé and Thorunn Lonsdale. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. Discusses Kincaid’s presentation of women’s experience, her use of postmodern narrative strategies, and her focus on the absence of the once-affirming mother or mother country that causes dislocation and alienation.
Ellsberg, Peggy. “Rage Laced with Lyricism.” Review of A Small Place. Commonweal 115 (November 4,...