Advisory Committee Chair
Advisory Committee Members
Date of Award
Degree Name by School
Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences
Gossom Switch is a creative nonfiction piece which traces my paternal roots. This narrative explores the family bond, racial segregation, slavery, and civil rights. Although Gossom Switch is a personal journey, my story is also universal and historical. The Zearn Master is a middle-grade fiction novel. While the main purpose of this novel is to entertain, like my creative nonfiction it focuses on family, especially the bond between siblings. This piece is also universal in that it centers around the sport of basketball.
Thomas, Donna Gossom, "Gossom Switch and The Zearn Master" (2011). All ETDs from UAB. 3135.