VTechWorks staff will be away for the Thanksgiving holiday starting Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 25, through Sunday Nov. 29, and will not be replying to requests during this time. Thank you for your patience.

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Soraya Jennaleeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-31T06:01:12Z
dc.date.available2015-10-31T06:01:12Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-08en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:3035en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/63895
dc.description.abstractThe following manuscript is a collection of linked stories that follows a family from Jamaica and Trinidad to the U.S. and back. The collection focuses on two sisters' episodic journey through their sexual awakenings, their mother's illness, their father's violence and absence. In the process, the sisters come to terms with their own hybrid identities. In writing this book, I drew not only from my personal experience, but also from extensive research both in Trinidad and Tobago and in books and oral histories. The enclosed stories include, "What's My Name?" which is told from the point of view of oral history personified--a narrator trying to break free from "dominant narrative." In this way, my work aims to challenge the nature of narrative itself. Other pieces such as, "Taino Instructions for Communicating with Dead Mothers," re-purpose historical figures into present day in order to create a mythic ghost story.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectfictionen_US
dc.subjectthesisen_US
dc.titleThe Human Origins of Beatrice Porter and Other Essential Ghostsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Fine Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairD'Aguiar, Frederick M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMeitner, Erika Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVollmer, James M.en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record