Matrophobia and 'The Mother Wound' in Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John

  • Precious Sodimu Nottingham Trent University

Abstract

This article examines the effects of colonialism on the immediate relationships within the afro-caribbean family, with specific focus on the relationship between mother and daughter. This article takes a microscopic look at the development of matrophobia and ‘the mother wound’ in Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John, and how this family dynamic results in toxic domesticity. This article will also discuss the effects of the family dynamic on one’s navigation through childhood and adolescence.

Published
2020-01-22
How to Cite
SODIMU, Precious. Matrophobia and 'The Mother Wound' in Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John. Literary Cultures, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, jan. 2020. ISSN 2516-3310. Available at: <https://journals.ntu.ac.uk/index.php/litc/article/view/233>. Date accessed: 08 feb. 2023.
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