Jamaica Kincaid was born Elaine Potter Richardson on May 25, 1949, on the British-ruled Caribbean island of Antigua. She changed her name to Jamaica Kincaid in 1973 because her family did not approve her writing career ….. Some saw that, at an early age, she was going to be very intelligent but Kincaid received very little encouragement from those around her. Kincaid was raised by her mother, who was a homemaker, and her step-father, who was a carpenter. She attended a public like school system.
Jamaica Kincaid Jamaica Kincaid was born in St Johns, Antigua, which is located in the Caribbean sea, in 1949 with the given name ' Elaine Potter Richardson'. Kincaid grew up with her mother and step father and received a British education, which she took full advantage of, frequently landing at the top of her class. When Kincaid turned nine, her mother gave birth to three sons in quick succession, and her life was downhill from then. After her brothers were born, Kincaid claims that she was