From the Root: What I Have Seen Through My Grandmother’s Eyes
Long, Takeshia Keshawndria
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (eLearning)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Writing
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Writing
"This thesis is a collection of memoirs from my life listening to the stories of my grandmother, Louise Ford. The Holloway/Ford Family refers to G-Bird as 'the root' of our family tree. Throughout the past six decades, my grandmother has maintained unique bonds with us all and storytelling has been a key element in doing so. Without receiving even half of what some would consider a formal education, experience has been her greatest teacher. She did have obstacles in her life but she typically manages to make her struggles mere footnotes in her stories so that they become less about the pain and more about the path to progress. She teaches us to always seek value in our experiences. It is because she has shared her experiences that I have been able to grow and develop, and these experiences are the cornerstone of what I hope will become my legacy."
Keywords: strong, taught, family, lesson, learn, love, struggle
CHAIR: Goto, Andrea
Augusté, Nicol Nixon
PDF : 77 pages
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