Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0915-2628

Defense Date

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Hanna Pylvainen

Second Advisor

Cristina Stanciu

Third Advisor

Dennis Danvers

Abstract

A Collection of Stories includes a novel excerpt, two non-fiction pieces, and a short story. The novel is the story of a young woman, Amina, who returns home after the death of her father. There she will confront members of her family about various secrets and acts of indiscretion. Amina keeps secrets herself, as she hid her lovers from her current husband. Writing is aphoristic and poet. One non-fiction essay is an examination of the effects of building design on the human psyche. The other is a postpartum journey through womanhood, as the speaker decides which parts of her past to reveal to her new daughter. The short story is about a sarcastic, young girl with Daddy issues.

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VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

4-30-2018

Available for download on Friday, March 13, 2218

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Fine Arts Commons

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