Amanda Rose Whitbeck. Identity and Agency in The Fourth Century. Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2012.
I looked at Édouard Glissant's novel, which follows six generations of two rival families from Africa living in Martinique. One family is enslaved in the first few generations, whereas the other family lives freely away from the European colonists. I discussed the concepts of "root identity" and "relation identity" (as theorized by Glissant) within these families, and how each correlates with agency and perceptions of power.