Book Reviews of My Brother

My Brother
My Brother
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN-13: 9780374216818
ISBN-10: 0374216819
Publication Date: 10/30/1997
Pages: 197
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
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The author writes about the dying, and then death of her one brother with AIDS. For those who care, this is a signed copy, although I had never heard of the author myself. Its a very fast read, and good.
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"A Small Place" by Jamaica Kincaid is a far better example of what this writer can do. I was really disappointed with this one after reading the other.
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In 1996 at the age of thirty-three, Jamaica Kincaid's bother, Devon Drew died of AIDS. Though he was a gifted athelete, intelligent and well read, he was also immersed in the drug culture. By the age of fourteen, he was involved in a murder and lived as a Rastafarian - a follower of the Jamaican religious cult whose members worship Haile Selassie.

This is Ms. Kincaid's well-written and moving account of Devon's life and the story of their family on the island of Antigua.

Author of several best-selling and award-winning books, Jamaica Kincaid lives in Vermont and teaches at Harvard University.