Fractured Self--A Life in One Hundred Snapshots
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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.