Human Rights in Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place


  • Hala Salman Hassan University of Baghdad



Keywords: Antigua, A Small Place, cultural identity, colonialism, corrupted government, human rights, inequality, Jamaica Kincaid, tourism, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)



The present study looks at how A Small Place (1988) a novel-autobiography by Jamaica Kincaid and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) interact. It analyzes how the legacy of the colonial and tourist sector has caused human rights violations against local communities in Antigua. The article argues that if Antigua and other comparable communities are to develop, the triangle of colonialism, tourism, and compromised government must adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and implement tangible measures to sustain human rights and advance workable developments. In the novel, Kincaid' furiously pinpoints the exploitations against the people of Antigua who suffer from colonialism and its aftermath. Hence, this paper traces four articles of the UDHR and compares them to violations happening in Antigua: The conclusion calls for further research into the Declaration Principles' utility in preventing human rights violations.


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Human Rights in Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place. (2024). ALUSTATH JOURNAL FOR HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 63(1), 20-32.

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