Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid

May 25, 1949 – ...

Jamaica Kincaid (kɪnˈkeɪd; born May 25, 1949) is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer. She was born in St. John's, Antigua (part of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda). She lives in North Bennington, Vermont (in the United States) during the summers, and is Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence at Harvard University during the academic year.