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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Natalie Elise
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T21:26:58Z
dc.date.available2015-08-10T21:26:58Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/5774
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractRiver of Fear is a literary nonfiction memoir in which the author, Natalie Taylor, leaves the only home she's ever known in small town east Texas to move to Sabie, South Africa with her parents for her father's new position as COO of a wood products company. Taylor and her parents find home in a house with a tin roof, looking out on hazy green mountains and a carefully groomed garden. In Sabie, Taylor discovers a world that challenges her ideas about safety, control, and fear. The Sabie River overflows with crocodiles, while at school, as the only American, Taylor quietly struggles to find her place in her classmates' insulated world. At home on the banks of the "river of fear," she strives to find herself in a place where AIDS, racism, poverty, and forest fires encroach on paradise, and where her parents each cope with fear in their own way. River of Fear is Taylor's coming-of-age memoir in post-apartheid South Africa in which Taylor attempts to make sense of her relationship to the world, her parents, and herself.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsPrologue -- Lufkin, Texas -- Sabie, South Africa -- Glory -- Mom's back -- Topaz -- Penryn -- Round two -- English lesson -- In the silence -- The only American -- Glory's sister -- The tuck shop -- The exposed posterior -- Control freak -- Intruders -- Grade 11 growth camp -- Obstacle course -- Friends -- The deputy president -- Nick -- Louis -- Danya -- The Penryn guard -- Spring -- Boundary lines -- Where are we? -- Debbie -- Sindy -- I see you -- Vultures -- Fire.en_US
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dc.titleRiver of fearen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemfaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.chairFarmer, Daryl
dc.contributor.committeeKamerling, Leonard
dc.contributor.committeeCarr, Richard
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T14:16:02Z


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