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Being Boricua

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Title:Being Boricua
Authors:Kling, Sáshily
Contributors:Howes, Craig (advisor)
English (department)
Keywords:Creative writing
Caribbean studies
Hispanic American studies
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Puerto Rico
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Date Issued:Dec 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:In this creative thesis I will explore what it means to be a descendant of a diasporic indigenous peoples, the Taínos, of Puerto Rico who were forced into exile and extinction by the two waves of colonization by Spain and the United States. How this merging of different cultures helped to create the legacy that my family upholds and fights against. How that has forged who I am today as a writer and my connection--unbelievable, maybe ironically--to the Navy sailor I call my husband and how that red string of fate has brought us to Hawaiian shores where some of my Puertorican culture is alive and well . . . as it had been for the last 118 years.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
Pages/Duration:122 pages
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: M.A. - English

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