Jamaica Kincaid, celebrated Caribbean-American author, will present a talk at MIT on Wednesday, April 4, in Room 10-250 at 6:30 p.m.
Kincaid is an accomplished novelist and essayist who began as a columnist for The New Yorker and has since published five novels, a collection of short stories, two essay collections and the long essay, "A Small Place," which is one of the most outspoken critiques of British colonization in Anglophone literature. Her subjects include the ambivalence between mothers and daughters, her brother's death from HIV/AIDS, a black woman's perspective on the process of becoming a writer and the pleasures and politics of gardening.
Kincaid is currently a visiting professor at Harvard University, where she teaches courses on creative writing, autobiography and Anglophone Caribbean women writers.
Kincaid's talk is sponsored by the MIT literature faculty with assistance from the MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, the MIT Council for the Arts and the Program in Women's Studies. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Joli Divon at x3-3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.