This dissertation thesis is intended to fill in the critical gap surrounding early 21st century women of color autobiographies criticism. The study highlights the way in which the struggle for a collective identity and representative voice, is substituted by the struggle for self-affirmation and the quest for the Self in the 21st century autobiographies.Organized into seven chapters, of which two theoretical ones respectively focusing on the the postmodern Self and the postmodern autobiography, this dissertation thesis sheds light on the major autobiographical works of the renowned authors of the time as viewed from the point of view of three variables, The Postmodern Self and the Other, the Postmodern Self and the Body, the Postmodern Self and the Memory. The bibliographical basis for the paper rests in primary and secondary sources about autobiography and the postmodern Self, though there appears to be scarcity in the critical approaches to the autobiographies under consideration.The chapters comprising the empirical side of this study draw conclusions regarding matrilinealism and identity borders, societal isolation, alienation and deregularization multivocality and fragmentation, body geography and physicality and lastly memory and imagination. These chapters include analysis on the works of Lorde, hooks, Walker, Chambers and Golden.Involved in the individuation process, women of color autobiography writers convey experiences of a radical excision from the mother, or instances of a blind identification as the only way to achieve self-affirmation in the society. Bodily and geographical boundaries are so fluid and impermeable that protagonists cannot think of themselves but as bodies forever exiled from their interior.The message conveyed by this paper is that everyone should try to come to terms with the Self and the Other that dwells within oneself and embrace dislocation and non-conformism as key expressions of the postmodern dynamics.