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Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
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Nov 06, 09

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, postcolonial, feminism
Read in October, 2009

I felt myself getting angry at the narrator's stupid decisions and hating some of her viewpoints. She talks about all the women who chase after her father, and how many children he'd sired, but never expresses anger at him for being a bad father. She does take the time to get angry about memorizing Wordsworth's "Daffodils" (which isn't the greatest poem, to be honest), though. I'd rather be angry at a promiscuous man than a long-dead poem, but of course, her anger about the poem represents her anger at the colonizing forces. But still... her dad was a jerk!

I will write a more detailed review in future.
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