A Stranger s Journey

The book's second central question involves structure: How does one tell a story? Mura provides clear, insightful narrative tools that any writer may use, taking in techniques from fiction, screenplays, playwriting, and myth.

Author: David Mura

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820353463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Long recognized as a master teacher at writing programs like VONA, the Loft, and the Stonecoast MFA, with A Stranger's Journey, David Mura has written a book on creative writing that addresses our increasingly diverse American literature. Mura argues for a more inclusive and expansive definition of craft, particularly in relationship to race, even as he elucidates timeless rules of narrative construction in fiction and memoir. His essays offer technique-focused readings of writers such as James Baldwin, ZZ Packer, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Karr, and Garrett Hongo, while making compelling connections to Mura's own life and work as a Japanese American writer. In A Stranger's Journey, Mura poses two central questions. The first involves identity: How is writing an exploration of who one is and one's place in the world? Mura examines how the myriad identities in our changing contemporary canon have led to new challenges regarding both craft and pedagogy. Here, like Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark or Jeff Chang's Who We Be, A Stranger's Journey breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between the issues of race, literature, and culture. The book's second central question involves structure: How does one tell a story? Mura provides clear, insightful narrative tools that any writer may use, taking in techniques from fiction, screenplays, playwriting, and myth. Through this process, Mura candidly explores the newly evolved aesthetic principles of memoir and how questions of identity occupy a central place in contemporary memoir.

A Stranger s Journey

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Author: David W. Thompson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781604774719

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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A Stranger's Journey brings you a novel way to have a group study and fellowship with your friends. After years of leading his men's bible study group, David Thompson became convicted that there was a lack of material for those who want to study and have fellowship on a regular basis. Taking his thoughts and true life situations, David has written short devotionals that are thought provoking and guaranteed to create conversation. His use of humor and satire will hold your interest and give you insight into one stranger's life journey. You may agree or disagree with his thought process, but at least it will make you think. David W. Thompson, in his own words, is the most unusual bank president in the United States. Besides being a banker for over 30 years, David is an ordained minister, church elder and men's bible study leader. Other accomplishments include a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and qualifying to carry a concealed weapon. Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. But above all else, David is a sold out, totally dedicated follower of Jesus Christ.

The Call from the Stranger on a Journey Home

Across the ocean , I journey , following distant calls . The gaze of the stranger . Intimate . Affectionate . Melting into the stranger's eyes , I am at one ...

Author: Hongyu Wang

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820469033

Category: Education

Page: 202

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This book is a cross-cultural, gendered study of both self and curriculum. Initiating a conversation between and among Michel Foucault, Confucius, and Julia Kristeva, it searches for a new (third) cultural and psychic space of transformation and creativity. Weaving together philosophy, psychoanalysis, and autobiography through lived experiences of curriculum, it calls for new configurations of subjectivity at the intersection of culture and gender, through the meeting between selfhood and the human psyche, in the dynamics of the semiotic and the symbolic, and through the interaction between the Western subject and the Chinese self. These multiple layers of inquiry provide unique perspectives for readers who are interested in curriculum theory, feminist analysis, philosophy of education, or East/West dialogue.

Strangers To Superfans A Marketing Guide to The Reader Journey

This is the first stage of the Reader Journey: Discovery. But it's not the last. Discovery is the easiest problem to solve, but also the easiest to screw up ...

Author: David Gaughran

Publisher: David Gaughran

ISBN: 9789187109218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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From the author of Let's Get Digital and Amazon Decoded, this book will change how you think about marketing. Strangers to Superfans puts you in the shoes of your Ideal Readers, and forces you to view your marketing from their perspective. *Learn the five stages in the Reader Journey. *Identify where your blockages are and how to fix them. *Optimize each stage to increase conversion. *Boost sales by making the process more frictionless. *Build an army of passionate readers who do the selling for you. It's not enough to know who your Ideal Readers are, you also need to imagine how they feel when a recommendation email arrives containing your cover. You must figure out why they hesitated before clicking the Buy button. And it's crucial to determine why they liked your book enough to finish it... but not sufficiently to recommend it to their friends. The Reader Journey is a new marketing paradigm that maps out the journey your Ideal Readers take in their transformation from strangers to superfans.

Stranger to History

Part memoir, part travelogue, probing, stylish and troubling, this outstanding work now includes an incisive new introduction which brings Aatish's story up to date with the horrific assassination of his father in early 2011.

Author: Aatish Taseer

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9350295601


Page: 364

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As a child, all Aatish Taseer ever had of his father was his photograph in a browning silver frame. Raised by his Sikh mother in Delhi, his Pakistani father remained a distant figure, almost a figment of his imagination, until Aatish crossed the border when he was twenty-one to finally meet him. Inthe years that followed, the relationship between father and son revived, then fell apart. For Aatish, their tension had not just to do with the tensions of a son rediscovering his absent father -- they were intensified by the fact that Aatish was Indian, his father Pakistani and Muslim. It had complicated his parents' relationship; now it complicated his. The relationship forced Aatish to ask larger questions: Why did being Muslim mean that your allegiances went out to other Muslims before the citizens of your own country? Why did his father, despite claiming to be irreligious, describe himself as a 'cultural Muslim'? Why did Muslims see modernity as a threat? What made Islam a trump identity? Stranger to History is the story of the journey Aatish made to answer these questions -- starting from Istanbul, Islam's once greatest city, to Mecca, its most holy, and then home, through Iran and Pakistan. Ending in Lahore, at his estranged father's home, on the night Benazir Bhutto was killed, it is also the story of Aatish's own divided family over the past fifty years. Part memoir, part travelogue, probing, stylish and troubling, Stranger to History is an outstanding debut. '"I had sought out my father because I couldn't live with the darkness of not knowing him. If I hadn't, all my life I would have had to cover it up with some idea of him taken from my mother on faith. I felt it would have limited me. History should never be taken on faith.'"

Take Me with You

This is the sweet story of his 100-day journey through the Philippines, India, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, as he seeks just the right person to bring to America.

Author: Brad Newsham

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520688

Category: Travel

Page: 376

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"Someday, when I am rich, I am going to invite someone from my travels to visit me in America." Brad Newsham was only 22 when he scribbled this note in his journal with "only an immature sense of the staying power of ideas." Years later, this casual prophecy came true, and Newsham documents the events that led up to it in Take Me with You. This is the sweet story of his 100-day journey through the Philippines, India, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, as he seeks just the right person to bring to America. The book covers a wide geography not just of land, but also of spirit. "Brilliant, sharp, unswerving travel writing by a man skilled at letting the scales fall from his eyes; it is a memoir of travel seen through time and resolve - in short, a wonderful book." - Herbert Gold, author of Bohemia, Daughter Mine, and Best Nightmare on Earth

Prayers of a Stranger

While visiting the Holy Land, Amanda answers the prayers of a stranger . . . and begins an amazing Christmas journey.

Author: T. Davis Bunn

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9780849944888

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

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Last year, Amanda and her husband planned a special Christmas, carefully preparing a nursery and the keepsake ornaments for their newborn. Now that room stands as empty as her heart. When a neighbor's mishap turns into a last-minute chance for Amanda to take a much-needed vacation to tour the Holy Land, she discovers anew the miracle of the Christ child--God incarnate as a tiny, vulnerable baby.

Guidebook to Relative Strangers Journeys into Race Motherhood and History

WAS THE LONGEST TRIP Callie and I had taken together, the first time since she was born that I had traveled to a speaking engagement hosted by a stranger.

Author: Camille T. Dungy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393253764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A 2018 Colorado Book Award Finalist As a working mother and poet-lecturer, Camille Dungy’s livelihood depended on travel. She crisscrossed America and beyond with her daughter in tow, history shadowing their steps, always intensely aware of how they were perceived, not just as mother and child but as black women. From the San Francisco of settlers’ dreams to the slave-trading ports of Ghana, from snow-white Maine to a festive yet threatening bonfire in the Virginia pinewoods, Dungy finds fear and trauma but also mercy, kindness, and community. Penetrating and generous, this is an essential guide for a troubled land.

I Was a Stranger

The journey of learning to identify with the outsider might feel like being packed into a metal tube like a sardine with a stranger breathing down your neck ...

Author: Jodi Mullen Fondell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532679605

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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I Was a Stranger will help you build empathy for the strangers and foreigners among you. Through personal experience and through the narratives of people who have moved to a foreign country for a variety of reasons, Jodi Mullen Fondell offers encouragement for churches desiring to be a place of welcome and embrace for those who often find themselves rejected by the broader society. Packed with tips on how to help your church navigate the road toward greater openness, this book offers advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that prevent churches from truly welcoming and embracing the stranger among them. Rev. Fondell gently guides readers in examining their own experiences of alienation in order to understand the profound disorientation that being a stranger in a strange land entails. This identification with the pain of being an outsider, she asserts, can move, motivate, and mobilize the church to live out God's calling to welcome in the stranger. As the body of Christ embraces the members we are tempted to exclude, a new level of joy and a taste of heaven await our congregations. Includes a small-group Bible-study guide for communities ready to grow in ministry and hospitality.

Sketches of churches and character The journey of John Wardle or The pilgrim s progress from a Devonshire valley to the temples of the metropolis

if this is you , yours is true happiness ; The stranger yielded a deep sigh as and
let me support the statement of Solthe last inspired syllable was uttered ; and
omon , which I can do experimentally , a tear gushed from an eye which though
when ...

Author: John Wardle (fict.name.)


ISBN: OXFORD:600021420



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A Stranger in Paradise

As I conquered the enemies who wished to halt my progress, each barrier being my fear personified, I began to understand the nature of the journey ... and ...

Author: Julie Chimes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408825938

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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One cold March morning, a young woman lay dying of multiple stab wounds on her own driveway. She came through the nightmare that followed, laughing. This book describes what happened in detail. Julie Chimes tells of her out-of-body experiences during the crisis, as well as the dreams and premonitions leading up to it. She recounts the frenzied attack by a paranoid schizophrenic. She describes what it feels like to die, and then unforseeably, to live to tell the tale.

A Journey Across South America

Sometimes a stranger is invited by the family to one of these monastic but
savoury breakfasts . After the ordinary compliments , the nun at once begins to
inquire , with an amiable show of interest , as to the birthplace and parentage of
her guest ...

Author: Paul Marcoy


ISBN: CORNELL:31924020649210

Category: Amazon River


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The Strangers Gaze

three miles , so it promised me the longest narrow gauge journey I had ever
made . Calculating that the hotels of Kilkee would be crowded at this season ,
and having no liking for seaside resorts , I had sent a wire from Killaloe to William
' s ...

Author: Brian Ó Dálaigh

Publisher: Irish Books & Media

ISBN: WISC:89060160298

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 370

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This anthology brings together over four centuries of accounts of Coun ty Clare by visitors from Ireland, Britain, the continent, Australia and America. These visitors include such notables as Arthur Young, William Thackery and Thomas Carlyle. While their accounts set out to entertain and enlighten, they also provide insights into the social, religious, and cultural traditions of County Clare. By studying the procession of travellers through the country over the centuries, the histories of urban and rural communities are revealed in a fresh light.

Praying for Strangers

The idea of praying for strangers is admirable, and a reader looking for inspiration ... and wholly honest account of a journey into intercessory prayer.

Author: River Jordan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476284

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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What if there was something readers could do that could positively influence others and change their lives in the process? As 2009 approached, New Year's resolutions were the last thing on River Jordan's mind. Her sons were both about to go off to war and all she could do was pray for their safety and hope to maintain her strength, until she unexpectedly came upon the perfect New Year's resolution-one that focused on others instead of herself. She would pray for a complete stranger every single day for a year. In Praying for Strangers, River Jordan tells of her amazing personal journey of uncovering the needs of the human heart as she prayed her way through the year for people she had never met before. The discovery that Jordan made along the journey was not simply that her prayers touched the lives of these strangers, but that the unexpected connections she made with other people would be a profound experience that would change her life forever. Watch a Video