Romanticizing Poverty in Tourism: An Eco-critical Study of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place
The concept of the article is to analyse and understand the autobiography A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid on the Eco critical concept. The paper highlights the impact of tourism on the small island of Antigua. It also reflects real post-colonial society in Antigua. Kincaid presents her voice throughout the essay, and courageously she presents the dark side of tourism in West Indies. Kincaid says, people who visit Antigua are working class people, so they want to get pleasure and enjoy its beauty for the each and every penny they are spending in the island. She shows the reality with the social tone that corruption becomes the killing agent for nature. She says, due to modern industrial exploitations the beauty of nature is polluted, the lines which she explains about the sewage-disposal becomes the right example for devastating nature. The aesthetic sense of the tourist only makes them enjoy the beauty of the island by overcoming the thoughts about pollution. Literature reflects the life of the people and the autobiography A Small Place becomes reflection of the poor people in Antigua who are living along with nature, and who want to be treated as human beings in the way how nature takes care and heals them.