Where do you think the story "Girl" by Jamacia Kincaid takes place? What are the clues? Even if you aren’t familiar with the culture, why do the mother and daughter feel familiar?

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The short story "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid is in the form of a single long sentence of advice that a mother gives to her daughter, interspersed with a few comments by the daughter. The location and setting is not described, so readers have to obtain any clues about where it takes place solely from the dialog.

One of the strongest clues is when the mother asks her daughter if she sings benna at Sunday school. Benna is a genre of music like calypso that is local to the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda. It is a rough form of folk communication that came into popularity after the banning of slavery, and people were forbidden to sing benna when they went to Sunday church services.

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