Journey Girl

Journey Girl

SIX Island of Silence: Lectio Divina Me and My Shadow of Silence Reflection: It Was Hard to Listen SEVEN Island of Silence: Island Layover How Did I Speak? Reflection: The Blessing of Eternity Passed On EIGHT Island of Silence: Living ...

Author: Susan Heffron Hajec

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982252939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Journey Girl is a story about motherhood and a memoir about secrets-- more specifically, it is about breaking them. First-time author Hajec unfolds her journey of becoming a courageous family secret breaker and defeats her fears that she will pay a price to do so. Her quest is to disintegrate the generational silences that surround the death of her mother shortly after her own birth and explore the mysterious childhood memories that still linger as she reaches adulthood. As the author unwinds a tightly-held but harmful family silence, she also introduces to the reader simple, ordinary, and helpful types of silences they can use in their everyday life to bring them peace and balance, not harm and mystery.These are the Islands of Silence that begin each chapter before continuing her own story.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Richard Wright in a Post Racial Imaginary

Richard Wright in a Post Racial Imaginary

Island”. of. Silence. in. The. Long. Dream. Alice Mikal Craven The American University of Paris Living the tensions of the Franco-Algerian war vicariously as well as enduring the witch hunts spawned by a Cold War environment fueled a ...

Author: William E. Dow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623562328

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century. Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary analyses Wright's work in relation to contemporary racial and social issues, bringing voices of established and emergent Wright scholars into dialogue with each other. The essays in this volume show how Wright's best work asks central questions about national alienation as well as about international belonging and the trans-national gaze. Race is here assumed as a superimposed category, rather than a biological reality, in keeping with recent trends in African-American studies. Wright's fiction and almost all of his non-fiction lift beyond the mainstays of African-American culture to explore the potentialities and limits of black trans-nationalism. Wright's trans-native status, his perpetual "outsidedness" mixed with the "essential humanness" of his activist and literary efforts are at the core of the innovative approaches to his work included here.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Island of Silence

Island of Silence

As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over ...

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442407725

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Songs of three islands

Songs of three islands

On this island, life is simple and quiet and nature keeps presenting its bounty and gifts. ... It is also an island of silence on a summer night when the north wind is blowing in other places, when the night sky ...

Author: Millicent Monks

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781908189097

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Songs of three islands is a stunning memoir about the astounding Carnegie family's struggle with mental illness combined with a beautifully evoked meditation on motherhood and madness. In describing five generations of mental instability in the female line of her family Millicent Monks attempts to bring mental illness out of the shadows and comfort those who are suffering from thoughts and feelings they don’t always understand. In her own words “People, they say, are divided into two kinds: those who have known inescapable sorrow and those who have not. Because sorrow cannot be changed, one’s lifestyle and feelings must be changed to accommodate it.” This heartfelt account highlights the struggle and frustration felt as you watch those you love being destroyed by mental illness. It's easy to presume that having riches beyond your wildest dreams automatically means you have it all, but being blighted by mental illness is something many families, rich and poor alike, struggle to come to terms with. This memoir will not only leave the reader feeling positive and enlightened, but filled with enormous admiration for and gratitude towards Millicent Monks for sharing this unique story about her legendary family. This frank account highlights her own personal struggle and determination to survive against many odds.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Return Of The Aryans

Return Of The Aryans

Sindhu Putra moved from Gatha's village to Bharatjogi's Island of Silence, next door. As it is, Bharatjogi was regarded as his father, though not in the biological sense. Sindhu Putra himself wanted to believe that Bharatjogi was his ...

Author: Bhagwan Gidwani

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184577

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

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A sweeping saga of ancient india Return of the Aryans tells the epic story of the Aryans – a gripping tale of kings and poets, seers and gods, battles and romance and the rise and fall of civilizations. In a remarkable feat of the imagination, Bhagwan S. Gidwani takes us back to the dawn of mankind (8000 BC) to recreate the world of the Aryans. He tells us why the Aryans left India, their native land, for foreign shores and shows us their triumphal return to their homeland... Vast and absorbing, the novel tells the stories of characters like the gentle god, Sindhu Putra, spreading his message of love; the physician sage Dhanawantar and his wife Dhanawantari; peaceloving Kashi after whom the holy city of Varanasi is named; and Nila who gave her name to the river Nile... Richly textured and with a cast of thousands, the epic adventure of the Aryans come gloriously alive in the hands of the bestselling author of The Sword of Tipu Sultan.
Categories: Fiction

Feminism Femininity in Chinese Literature

Feminism Femininity in Chinese Literature

In its treatment of identity, Island of Silence appears to be a site of ambiguity traversed by contradictory impulses. Both the desire to resist a fixed identity and the desire for one are in the novel. Being as difficult as it is to ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004333987

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The present volume of Critical Studies is a collection of selected essays on the topic of feminism and femininity in Chinese literature. Although feminism has been a hot topic in Chinese literary circles in recent years, this remarkable collection represents one of the first of its kind to be published in English. The essays have been written by well-known scholars and feminists including Kang-I Sun Chang of Yale University, and Li Ziyun, a writer and feminist in Shanghai, China. The essays are inter- and multi-disciplinary, covering several historical periods in poetry and fiction (from the Ming-Qing periods to the twentieth century). In particular, the development of women’s writing in the New Period (post-1976) is examined in depth. The articles thus offer the reader a composite and broad perspective of feminism and the treatment of the female in Chinese literature. As this remarkable new collection attests, the voices of women in China have begun calling out loudly, in ways that challenge prevalent views about the Chinese female persona.
Categories: Political Science

Perilous Memories

Perilous Memories

-Rajeswari Sunder Rajan , Real and Imagined Women The Violence of Gendered Silence There is a grotesque but fantastic scene in the short story “ The Island of Silence ” ( 1987 ) written by South Korean Yi Won - gyu .

Author: T. Fujitani

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822325640

Category: History

Page: 462

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DIVA rethinking of the differing national memories of the Second World War in the Pacific in light of recent theories of nationalism, imperialism, and colonialism./div
Categories: History

Hawaiian Legends of Dreams

Hawaiian Legends of Dreams

This is the summit of Moku'a ̄kulikuli,* the Island of Silence, and when you see it, you will know you are on the right path. Swim onward and soon you will see Moku'ele, the Island of Darkness. But do not stop until you see a rock with ...

Author: Caren Loebel-Fried

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824829612

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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A retelling of nine Hawaiian legends illustrating the importance of dreams and their interpretation in Hawaiian culture.
Categories: Social Science

Two To Conquer

Two To Conquer

They had dwelt, as long as any living man could remember, on the island at the center of the Lake of Silence; and always the law had been that any man who set foot on that island must die. It was said that the priestesses swore lifelong ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575113657

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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It was the final, flaming days of the Ages of Chaos. Beneath its Bloody Sun, Darkover was divided into a hundred warring kingdoms, and civilization teetered on the brink of oblivion. This is the story of Bard di Asturien, the ambitious soldier-outlaw they called the Wolf of the Kilghard Hills; of Varzil, whom history was to dub The Good - and of the alien from distant Terra who was the exact double of Varzil's enemy.
Categories: Fiction

Island of Silence

Island of Silence

A novel with two hearing-impaired characters and a hearing heroine.

Author: Carolyn B. Norris


ISBN: 0933076045

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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A novel with two hearing-impaired characters and a hearing heroine.
Categories: Fiction