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Sampaguita, Alexandria Delcourt Jan 2014

Sampaguita, Alexandria Delcourt

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This thesis contains the first 115 pages of a novel that takes place in the Philippines between 1908 and 1944. The main character , Sampaguita, is a young girl who is growing up in a house with her wealthy father, a prominent lawyer in their town, his wife, their children, as well as her mother who is a concubine and dances waltzes with American soldiers in the local cantina for 10 cents per song, and the rest of her siblings.


Steady Song Of The Heart: Memoir And Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher Dec 2013

Steady Song Of The Heart: Memoir And Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher

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In these memoirist essays I interweave my life stories with sojourns in nature and my spiritual journey. Not a narrative of horrific abuse and trauma , it is an account similar to those of other women growing up the 1950's, a time of pretense that social problems did not exist, that the United states was a place of upward mobility-except if you were black, poor, female or otherwise removed from a life of privilege.