What would be a good thesis statement for Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place?

A thesis statement for A Small Place might discuss that it begins like an advertisement for tourism but that it quickly becomes clear that Kincaid regards the problems of Antigua as having been caused by colonialism, of which tourism is a contemporary continuation.

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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid begins with a description of what you will see if you arrive in Antigua as a tourist. It promises not just a small place, but a beautiful one, more beautiful than the other islands you have seen in the Caribbean, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

The opening lines, however, create a false sense of security, or perhaps of welcome. A Small Place is a bitter polemic which treats the reader with savage hostility....

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