History and Decolonising: A Critical Study of Jamaika Kinkaid Fictions
The fundamental anti-colonialist strategy that Jamaika Kinkaid employs is to erase the voice of the patriarch who narrates The Water-Babies and to replace it with that of the West Indian girl, who fluctuates between mimicking him and speaking in her own tentative fashion. With its Manichean constructs and its didacticism regarding social issues such as child labour, the British education system, and even the poor state of sanitation in England, Kingsley's work can be described as a master discourse. Physically, this article manifests education, region and racism on the broader sense.
Anti-colonialism, The Water-Babies, Child labour, British education system, Sanitation.