Interview with Jamaican Kincaid

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Jamaica Kincaid is simply not one to mince words.

When she speaks, the revered 65-year-old Antiguan-American novelist does so deliberately — and she’s not afraid to interrupt a question when she sees it fit.

Kincaid, who got her start at the New Yorker during the magazine’s William Shawn era in the ’70s, has produced work that has earned her an enviable list of awards, including an American Book Award for her latest novel, 2013’s See Now Then.

One gets the impression Kincaid is afraid of nothing — something that comes across in her writing, as well. Her work, at times, has been criticized for being “angry,” a criticism she’s rightfully dismissed as invalid, saying her work is only labeled that because she is black and a woman.

Based on an interview with The Huffington Post, here are just some of the many qualities that make Kincaid — and her work — so incredible.

Read further @ The Huffington Post

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~ by eneryvibes on 1,January 11, 2015.

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