How do themes involving parents and children appear in Annie John, Lucy, and The Autobiography of My Mother?
What justification can you see for Jamaica Kincaid calling The Autobiography of My Mother an “autobiography” when the subject is someone whom the narrator never knew?
How does sex function in Xuela’s life in The Autobiography of My Mother?
What use does Kincaid make of clothing in her fiction? How is it related to themes of power?
What relationship does Kincaid see between power and colonial rule?
How does power function as a theme in Kincaid’s novels? Can children have power over parents? How can they exert that power?
What evidence of Kincaid’s interest in botany do you find in her fiction?