Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
In Anand Prahlad's 2017 memoir The Secret Life of a Black Aspie, he describes his upbringing as a Black child growing up on a plantation in Virginia. Through his claims to speak to the spirits of enslaved people and his unique perception of chronology, Prahlad creates a memoir that works as both a neo-slave narrative and a first-person memoir of slavery, and this only becomes possible through his necessary dismissal of neurotypical and Western ideals of how time, memory, and place work.
Rizzi, Justin, "The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A New Form of Slave Narrative" (2023). English Honors Theses. 71.