M-shaped scars

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dc.contributor.advisor Didden, Katy, 1974-
dc.contributor.author Victor, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-14T19:16:18Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-14T19:16:18Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/201754
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this project I have written twelve flash non-fiction essays in which I explore my struggles and the strategies that I used to survive in the patriarchal society of Pakistan. I also acknowledge the influence of uncles, cousins and lovers in shaping who I have become. In this collection, beginning with “Congratulations” (in which I tell the story of how my birth foiled the hopes and expectations of my family to have a son), until the last essay “Man-Eater” (in which I take a step towards a future of making my own choices), I demonstrate the ways in which at every turn I challenged the prescribed boundaries for women in Pakistani society. I chose flash non-fiction because it allowed me to write in an episodic way and to give each episode a climax or resolution. I chose to arrange the essays in a chronological order because in the space of this collection I’m moving beyond the shadows of my past towards a future of self-discovery. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Pakistan -- Social conditions
dc.subject.other Victor, Sarah -- Relations with men
dc.title M-shaped scars en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hours
dcterms.tableOfContents Critical introduction -- Congratulations -- Uncle Sabir -- Chubby little girl -- Boy or a girl? -- Periods. No periods. Periods. -- Mid-course turn -- Mark -- My first crush -- I saw him today, again -- Circus clown -- Doubts -- Man-eater
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US


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