They pass on the life experience, the cultural layers. Here everything is serious, emotionally; it doesn’t consist of any post-modernist irony. Literature remains storage of our experience of communication with the world, the battery which accumulates it, and then, at some points, this energy switches on and feeds our minds, programming certain activities. Jamaica Kincaid (born Elaine Potter Richardson) - one of the modern Caribbean writers most known and popular around the world. Her own story of a girl from a poor family from the Antigua island, who in the age of seventeen came to the U.S. as servant, and almost by magic has become a well- known author – seems to be the typical story about an American success, which she has translated into an art form in her novel "Lucy" (1990).
She has worked as a freelance writer in London, after which she moved to live in Manchester, where she currently (2002) teaches creative writing at the Metropolitan University. Her first collection of poetry was Standing Female Nude (1985), followed by Selling Manhattan (1987), The Other Country (1990), Mean Time (1993), The World's Wife (1999) and The Feminine Gospels (2002). She has also written two English versions of Grimm's folk tales, and a pamphlet, A Woman's Guide to Gambling, which reflects her interest in betting. Of her own writing she has said: “I'm not interested, as a poet, in words like 'plash' - Seamus Heaney words, interesting words. I like to use simple words but in a complicated way.” She has a daughter, Ella (born in 1995) and lives in Manchester with her partner, the novelist Jackie Kay.
Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet is seen as a true poetic writer for the seventeenth century. She exhibits a strong Puritan voice and is one of the first notable poets to write English verse in the American colonies. Bradstreet’s work symbolizes both her Puritan and feminine ideals and appeals to a wide audience of readers. American Puritan culture was basically unstable, with various inchoate formations of social, political, and religious powers competing publicly. Bradstreet’s writing is that of her personal and Puritan life.
Chapter one is the arrival of Hortense in England in 1948 after travelling from Jamaica to meet her husband Gilbert. Levy tells the story through Hortense's viewpoint, and as a Jamaican having never before visited England, her perceptions are much different from her expectations. The chapter begins with Hortense arriving at the dock after travelling by ship to London. From the start it is clear that England is not all Hortense believed it to be. She believed it to be a place of privilege and sophistication, which she has learnt all about at her teaching college back in Jamaica.
The autobiography is now frequently read as a complement to non fictional works that delve into the subject of racism. The autobiography tells that the strength of character and a love of literature helped Maya Angelou overcoming racism and trauma. The autobiography begins with three years old Maya and her older brother Bailey, they both are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16. Angelou was challenged by her friend, author James Baldwin, and her editor, Robert Loomis, to write an autobiography that was also a piece of literature. Reviewers often categorize I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as autobiographical fiction because Angelou uses thematic development and other techniques common to fiction, but some critical view
She was transported to America from her homeland of Gambia, Africa on a ship titled, The Phillis; were her name is thought to have derived from. During her life educated African American’s were rarely educated, not mention children of her age. It was thought that education could encourage the slaves to rebel and this is exactly not what the white owners wanted, as for most slaves were purchased to construct hard labor and take care of the house and children. Women of any color were behind the reins of those in control, and to see a woman publishing books was all too surreal. Wheatley got her education from her owners John, Susanne and their daughter Mary, an education and a since of confidence that she most likely would have This was truly like striking gold for Wheatley; she published her first poem at age twelve, "On Messrs. Hussey and Coffin."
Juain C. Means 09/10/2010 Analyzing “The Century Quilt” Marilyn Waniek’s poem “The Century Quilt” displays an individualized type of inspiration by detailing the persona’s reading process. Although the speaker is neither the maker nor the owner of the quilt, she somehow comes to own a quilt that is symbolic of her past life. As the character reads her quilt, she puts together different parts of her own mixed racial heritage. Marilyn uses the poem to relay a message to those in search of a lost personal heritage. In the poem, the author reminds the reader that a patchwork quilt, like any other blanket, is merely meant to keep someone warm, but the Century Quilt comes to focus on other purposes, such as the consolation of something special in someone’s life.
After her separation from Ted Hughes she, along with her children started living in a small flat in London. The hardness’s of her life seemed to increase her need to write; sometime she used to finish a poem a day. It is mostly in these last poems where we can see fragment of “I” in her poems. Her poems like “Three Women” and “Elm” describes her “self “in it. In the poem”Three Women” Sylvia Plath gives birth to the fragment of her voice.
A Small Place A Small Place is a memoir published in 1988 by Jamaica Kincaid. The work is an indictment of the Antiguan government, the tourist industry and Antigua's British colonial legacy. After experiencing a frustrating and complex childhood, Jamaica Kincaid expresses her opinions about the life of Antigua, a small island, in her book, "A Small Place." Kincaid was born in Antigua and lived there until age 16, when she then moved to the United States. Reflecting back to her childhood, Kincaid shares her ideas about the American and European inhabitants.
Body: A. Maya was encouraged by her dance teacher to explore the world of literature. However, it was not until after working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that she realized that she had a natural like for words; she had a gift for being able to express her thoughts, feelings and ideas literally. 1. After moving to Egypt in 1960 with her South African activist husband, Maya served as editor of the Arab Observer. In 1970 after two years of perfecting her life on paper her autobiography “I know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” was completed and published for the whole world to read.