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The Throats of Birds, 2023

Identifier: cw_2023fall_jafar_fatima.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.


  • 2023


Conditions Governing Use

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


64 pages (64 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"The Throats of Birds traverses adolescence, adulthood, relationships, and various cities to unpack how a life can be lived across borders, beyond both technical and emotional lines of demarcation. The collection centers a hybrid cultural experience that spans throughout the book, where the speaker is traveling on a journey that unfolds in three sections. In the first, the speaker charts her own intimate cartography of childhood and a coming-of-age narrative. In the second, the speaker leaves home and is confronted with loneliness, homesickness, and the pressure of what it means to be a woman. In the third, the speaker returns home but finds herself, and her home, changed. The collection celebrates movement, the push and pull of leaving and returning, and the tension of the haunting spaces that exist between 'here' and 'there'." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

64 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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