Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Arthur R. Flowers, Jr.
Marian E. Cappelletti
Arts and Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fiction
Crossroads is the herstory of Tahaj Marie, a woman-child who comes of age in Brooklyn, New York. The single daughter of a single mother, she rejects the pressures put forth by her strict, cold mother and defies her with a sexual relationship at 16 that leaves her pregnant and alone. Spending years raising her son Amir, and rekindling an unsuccessful relationship with his father leads her to the crossroads of her life. Despite the road blocks, she rebuilds herself to strive towards the woman she seeks to become. As a single mother who is Black, female, and disadvantaged, Tahaj Marie is the Sister Outsider, who finds her voice.
Abraham, Patricia Ann-Marie, "Crossroads: A Novella" (2011). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 243.
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