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dc.contributor.advisor Ngalabak, Helon Habila
dc.contributor.author Arhin, Stephanie Adwoa
dc.creator Arhin, Stephanie Adwoa
dc.date 2017-05-01
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-03T19:58:41Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G84D68
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10907
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 5 years and will not be available until May 2022 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a selection of chapters from my novel titled, The Sewer Bride. The Sewer Bride is an exploration of first-generation femininity and independence told from alternating perspectives. Alison (Al) Afreh is twenty-three years old and living in present-day Washington D.C. She lives like many other American girls her age: she goes to work, lives with a roommate, gets drunk on the weekends, and is engaged in a pseudoplatonic sexual relationship with her college friend Simon. Her American lifestyle and romantic choices are placed under a microscope when her mother Esther “temporarily” moves in with her. Novel chapters in the present-day are narrated from Al’s point of view. Every other chapter flashes back to Esther’s life, defining the woman she once was, and depicting her marriage with Kwesi. In addition to these chapters, the fictional myth of “The Sewer Bride” (a child bride who lives in sewers only to serve men) functions as a prologue to the novel and an extended metaphor of Esther’s life and Al’s number one fear.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject first-generation en_US
dc.subject African en_US
dc.subject immigrant en_US
dc.subject mother/daughter en_US
dc.subject contemporary en_US
dc.subject fiction en_US
dc.title The Sewer Bride en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2022-05-01


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