Date of Award

2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA in English

Department

English

First Advisor

Gabriel Brownstein

Second Advisor

Catina Bacote

Abstract

Taking inspiration from my own life and family history, this project is a fictionalized record of the type of struggles in the way of prosperity, kinship, and redemption. These themes are shown through the lives of three generations of Afro-Caribbean women as they attempt reconnection years later abroad. Rose, Grace, and Anansi Powell are the subjects in question, pressured to confront their past through the presence of one another in order to move forward with their respective futures. The grief and pain that surfaces in response to Rose’s unannounced arrival makes way for more than just a simple reunion.

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