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The autobiography of my mother
Jamaica Kincaid
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Summary: Jamaica Kincaid's new novel is the haunting, deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, was delivered to his laundress as an infant, bundled up like his clothes. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.


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main characters Xuela Claudette Richardson
Female
Age: 70
Mixed race
Her mother died in childbirth; child of a Carib mother and a Scottish-African father.



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