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Borderline magic Campos, Alexandra


This thesis and novel celebrates Mexican culture, family, and tradition in a fantastical setting while also examining the ways in which first generation Mexican American immigrant children cope with external pressures to identify themselves. Drawing on my own hydridic Mexican and American identity, the novel asks whether or not two separate spheres of identities can merge, and can they allow us to exist in a new liminal space? Set in contemporary Mexico, Borderline Magic uses a magic/non-magic dynamic as a narrative device to look at the nature of identities and how they either dissuade or encourage us find our place among our families and communities.

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