My First-Generation Experience: Too African for America, Too American for Africa
Logan, Laquita Manseen
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Writing
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Writing
"This thesis focuses on my first-generation experience as a Liberian born in the United States of America. Through a collection of traditional essays, experimental essays, and Liberian recipes, I have crafted entertaining narratives about cultural identity and senses of belonging. The recipes in this collection illustrate growing up in one culture and living in another. This thesis also hints at the unique identity of Liberia as it pertains to Africa and America. A singular 'Liberian growing up in America' story does not exist, but I hope that many first-generation individuals will find this collection enjoyable and relatable. I hope others will find it entertaining and informative."
Keywords: culture, essays, food, recipes, Liberia, Africa, America, identity
CHAIR: Ramsdell, Catherine
PDF : 66 pages
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