Study Guide

Annie John Narrator Point of View

By Jamaica Kincaid

Narrator Point of View

First-Person Narration

Annie John is the first-person narrator and the main protagonist of this novel. As readers, we are privy to Annie's thoughts, feelings, emotions, desires, and hopes for the future as she embarks on her coming-of-age journey.

Not only is there the constant "I" throughout the text, but there is also the "my" of the text. Can you count how many times Annie says "my mother"? What's the larger significance of young Annie thinking her mother as her possession?

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