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dc.contributor.authorVera Tata, Maria Elviraen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-23T07:00:36Zen
dc.date.available2016-11-23T07:00:36Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06-01en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:5352en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73490en
dc.description.abstractCasa Caracol: A Novella and Stories is a two-genre writing project. The novella is a collection of interconnected stories about two Venezuelan female childhood companions, Zafirah and Tamara, who maintain their friendship despite political upheaval and migration. The protagonist, Zafirah, must reconcile her divided cultural identity through the dynamics of her relationship with a new host country and her far-away homeland. The stories, Migrant Voicings, are language driven cuentos that attempt to render what is happening in a migrant-influenced mind. The voicings aim to challenge how a story is told and disrupt the expectations of what the immigrant story is supposed to be. There are thematic links to the novella--migration, Diaspora, alienation, violence, nostalgia and embodied longing, etc--and a vocal link, too, as some of the voices could belong to a grown-up, alternative Zafirah.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectDiasporaen
dc.subjectVenezuelaen
dc.subjectshort storiesen
dc.subjectmigrationen
dc.subjectnovelen
dc.titleCasa Caracol: A Novella and Storiesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Fine Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen
dc.contributor.committeechairVollmer, Matthewen
dc.contributor.committeememberRoy, Lucinda H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberZimmer, Zacen
dc.contributor.committeememberFalco, Edward C.en


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