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Audio Interview with Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid, author of At the Bottom of the River, Lucy, Annie John, My Brother, Mon Frere, My Garden and a variety of essays and short-stories, speaks with Don Swaim about life, writing and family. She adopted the penname Jamaica Kincaid fearing that the people from her homeland of Antigua would not understand what she was writing. Due to this fear, Kincaid has always considered her writing weak to start, but claims she finds herself and gains strength as the novel progresses. Kincaid and Swaim talk about this and more in this 1991 interview.

Listen to the Jamaica Kincaid interview with Don Swaim, January 15, 1991
(52 min. 00 sec)

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For many years most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. Wired for Books is proud to webcast these interviews in RealAudio.

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