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Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
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Nov 06, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, postcolonial, feminism

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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Started Reading
October 10, 2009 – Finished Reading
November 6, 2009 – Shelved
November 6, 2009 – Shelved as: fiction
November 6, 2009 – Shelved as: postcolonial
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: feminism

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