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The Journey to Salvation in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother
Amna Adnan Othman

Last modified: 2023-07-22


The current research paper discusses the hardships women are enduring to maintain a powerful character that could resist the oppressive forces. Two segments are going to be examined throughout this study: the price children have to pay when parents are unfitted to their roles and the invasion of a homeland. The infestation of a native land and the people's subsequent loss of identity are comparable to the absence of a true mother. In this novel, The Autobiography of My Mother, the protagonist explores her journey from the abused childhood to the independent adulthood. The novelist, Jamaica Kincaid, highlighted the autobiographical influences on the main character, Xeula, besides the impact of the colonization of her home country.

Keywords— Absent parents; Autobiography; Colonization; Jamaica Kincaid


Published Date: 01/06/2023


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