Thesis:

Storytelling serves as an active and vital component in creating what we consider to be “transnational identities,” whether that be within the individual themselves or said individual’s surroundings. When considering transnational works and transnational identities, two components of storytelling are central to the formation of one’s identity and cultural establishment: intracultural storytelling, or the stories we tell ourselves and our cultural or ethnic in-groups, and intercultural storytelling, or the stories we share with others. In analyzing these storytelling practices and techniques, we can attempt to reconcile struggles for intracultural preservation and intercultural integration in era of publicized transnational migration.