Writer Jamaica Kincaid is one of the best known writers on race and colonialism in the US. Her writing is biting and fearless, and she’s been a keen observer of her native Antigua and the US since publishing her first essay in 1973. This week she joins Lilah together with the FT’s Enuma Okoro in a recording made at the recent FT Weekend Festival in London. Then we share some conversations we had in person with listeners during the festival.


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Links and mentions from the episode:

– Full recording of the conversation with Jamaica and Enuma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOB10hGIhwM&t=2s

-Jamaica’s classic book A Small Place about Antigua: https://tinyurl.com/mshm32ha

-A great recent essay by Jamaica Kincaid on gardening: https://www-newyorker-com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/magazine/2020/09/07/the-disturbances-of-the-garden

-Enuma’s essay on pleasure: https://tinyurl.com/59eda3vm

-And another on how our spaces shape us: https://tinyurl.com/ycxt2uv4


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Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco

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