Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2020

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Degree Program

Creative Writing

Department

English

Major Professor

Carolyn Hembree

Second Advisor

Niyi Osundare

Third Advisor

Jacinta Saffold

Abstract

This manuscript focuses on Caribbean and American culture, in addition to, Guyanese Creolized English and American Standard English. The poems in this collection infuse oral and written poetic techniques to write back to the hierarchies of language and literature set by the British empire. Upon defense, this collection was distinguished as an affirming love letter to Black women.

Rights

The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

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