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Date Permissions Signed

5-2020

Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Department or Program Affiliation

English

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Guess, Carol, 1968-

Second Advisor

Paola, Suzanne

Third Advisor

Warburton, Theresa

Abstract

Andre Lyle has never truly acknowledged his daughter’s queerness or liked her white girlfriend. After Rita Lyle is attacked by a white man in the early hours of Valentines’ Day while on a date, Andre is confronted with his issues concerning queerness and interracial love. The horrific secrets within his family and his past are suddenly brought to the surface, and Andre must make a choice in order to embrace his daughter’s identity, as well as his own life as a black man. A father. A husband. A brother. A son. A survivor. Told in five scenes, this is an act of trauma and triumph. Acceptance and healing.

Type

Text

Keywords

race, queer, black, women, crime, mystery, trauma, play, hybrid, fiction

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

1155049737

Subject – LCSH

Fathers and daughters--Drama; Lesbians, Black--Drama

Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

masters theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

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