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Liminal TracesMonologues in Brown

Liminal Traces: Monologues in Brown [She is 94. I am 14. My maternal great-grand mother. She has Parkinson’s disease. The tremors are ferocious. The end is near. We meet for the first time. The year is 1988. She cautions my mother, “The girl is dark, the son, your boy is fair, it will be difficult to get her married.” I glare at her. I ask mother, “Who will marry me?” Amma waves her hand at me. Dismissing her? Dismissing me?] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Liminal TracesMonologues in Brown

Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education Book Series (volume 72)
Editors: Chawla, Devika; Rodriguez, Amardo
Liminal Traces — Jan 1, 2011

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Publisher
SensePublishers
Copyright
© SensePublishers 2011
Pages
75 –94
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-591-8_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[She is 94. I am 14. My maternal great-grand mother. She has Parkinson’s disease. The tremors are ferocious. The end is near. We meet for the first time. The year is 1988. She cautions my mother, “The girl is dark, the son, your boy is fair, it will be difficult to get her married.” I glare at her. I ask mother, “Who will marry me?” Amma waves her hand at me. Dismissing her? Dismissing me?]

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: Racial Identity; Skin Tone; Maternal Grandmother; South Asian Woman; College Town

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