Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Jean Braithwaite
Dr. Wendy James-Aldridge
The critical afterword discusses my struggles writing a memoir after a lifetime of primarily fictional influences, the ethics of truth and memory, and my attempts to find a style that would do justice to my mother s struggles. The memoir began its life as a portrayal of my mother's story, but in the end was the story of a girl growing up with the knowledge of her father's attempted murder, and the strength of her mother's guidance. My story.
University of Texas-Pan American
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