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Answer the questions below to the best of your knowledge, with specific references to the reading. Include page numbers. Remember to keep your post to the 200 word minimum, so that you make time for the writing assignment. In the end, be sure to include a discussion question for your classmates. This cannot be a hypothetical question, but has to be a question that students can answer by making references to the text. Finally, be sure to answer two of your classmates’ questions.
Throughout the book, Jamaica Kincaid provides several examples of how Antigua (and Antiguans) attempt (and fail) to model the colonial structures, infrastructure, politics, business, identities, etc. The book is full of examples of “colonial mimicry,” often found in Anglophone”postcolonial literature,” or literature written by authors / about places that have experienced colonialism.
1. Read the *brief* explanation of mimicry here. Is the “mimicry,” often found in Anglophone postcolonial literature, similar or different to what you have learned about internal colonialism in the Spanish Caribbean, and the Antillean psyche in Francophone Literature? Explain briefly, with one example of colonial mimicry, from the first or second half of Jamaica Kincaid’s argumentative essay.
2. Focus on the last page(s) of the book–what does Jamaica Kincaid argue here? Does she make a claim for something specific? How do you understand the last page(s)–specifically what is argued about colonialism and about the Caribbean?
the link above is for the brief* explanation of mimicry