In A Room of One`s Own, Virginia Woolf says about some contemporary women writers that they will light a torch in a vast chamber where nobody has yet been, meaning that they try to reveal obscure lives and experiences proper to women without being hampered by men`s values or perspectives. Although their writings are awkward and clumsy, she adds, in one hundred years there will appear great poets who write exactly what they think about reality. Holding Woolf`s remark in high regard, this paper intends to look into the unique experiences of Caribbean women represented in Wide Sargasso Sea and The Autobiography of My Mother. In Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys, writing back to the English canonical work, Jane Eyre, creates a white creole woman without resources, whose painful growing-up and marriage reveal the complex power relations of sexual, racial, social, and national conflicts. The West Indies society does not afford any sense of belonging or identity she can claim as her own, and her marriage with an English gentleman reenacts the colonizing process with the result of displacing her from her own place and annihilating her existence. The novel pathetically seems to indicate that a room of one`s own for Caribbean women is just an unreal dream, or that they can find it only in death. On the other hand, Jamaica Kincaid creates a hard and bitter Caribbean woman who refuses to commit herself to any relations in The Autobiography of My Mother. This powerful and haunting tale of a child growing up in Dominica explores the legacy of colonialism and its aftermath. The narrator of this soliloquy, Xuela, is left to create herself without a background, for her mother, a Carib, died at her childbirth and her corrupt father abandoned her. Her personal history as an abandoned orphan of mixed blood symbolizes a public history of suffering, humiliation, and corruption in the West Indies at the same time. Resisting the cruelty and despise of her society, she determines to possess herself, thereby creating a negative room of her own. The central problem posed in the works of Jean Rhys and Jamaica Kincaid is the sense of female identity threatened or denied in the colonized islands of the West Indies. Their arduous, sometimes twisted, quest for oneself probes into dark and unfamiliar rooms with a unique poetic prose, whose deceptively simple and lucid narrative reveals amazing truth hidden under it and leaves a memorable impression. In their fierce quest for self and terrifyingly honest prose rich with disturbing images and symbols, they can be said to embody the spirit of the great poet that Woolf imagined.