Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2011

Capstone Advisor

Arthur R. Flowers, Jr.

Honors Reader

Marian E. Cappelletti

Capstone Major

English

Capstone College

Arts and Science

Audio/Visual Component

no

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

no

Honors Categories

Humanities

Subject Categories

Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fiction

Abstract

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.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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