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The Nile Has Always Been Ours, 2020

Identifier: cw_2020spring_mubarak_nehal.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2020


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


119 pages (119 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"I often think about the implications of the word "home." As a child of immigrants, migration and displacement have shaped how I define the concept of home my whole life. As I was writing these stories, I realized that in the past I avoided writing settings because I don't feel a connection to any one place. The characters in these stories occupy places, because place is undoubtedly still important, but they also navigate relationships and loss. They try to understand why they go through the things they go through and, in the process, find home in each other. It was important for me to write stories about Sudanese and Sudanese-American characters, not only to write what I know but to introduce readers to Sudan. These stories, some of which take place in Sudan and others in America, borrow from both the Western literary tradition and Sudanese oral storytelling history." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

119 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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