Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1082

Date

2014

Date of Award

4-22-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Sonja Livingston

Committee Member

Ladrica Menson-Furr

Committee Member

Verner Mitchell

Abstract

Abstract Fractured Self--A Life in One Hundred Snapshots is a memoir of one hundred vignettes that begins with the writer's early childhood and ends right after she gets married. There are several questions that haunt the writer, but the question, "Does racism, one of life's major stressors, contribute to mental illness in African American women?" is the main question that is addressed throughout the memoir. The writer also addresses issues of identity as she attempts to find her place in the world.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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