Portions of this book have appeared in the following publications:
Gulf Coast Literary Journal, Kartika Review, The AWP Chronicle, Journal of Creative Writing Studies, 2040 Review, GrubWrites, and on my blog, Secret Colors (blog.davidmura.com).
Rumi poem from Unseen Rain: Quatrains of Rumi, translated by John Moyne and Coleman Barks, © 1986 by Coleman Barks. Reprinted by arrangement with The Permissions Company, Inc., on behalf of Shambhala Publications Inc., Boulder, Colorado, www.shambhala.com.
“Writing and Reading Race,” RIT Scholar Works © 2016
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Mura, David, author.
Title: A stranger’s journey : race, identity, and narrative craft in writing / David Mura.
Other titles: Race, identity, and narrative craft in writing
Description: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2018. | Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: LCCN 2017058467 | ISBN 9780820353685 (hardcover : alk. paper) | ISBN 9780820353463 (pbk. : alk. paper) | ISBN 9780820353456 (ebook)
Subjects: LCSH: Creative writing. | Fiction—Technique. | Autobiography. | Literature and race.
Classification: LCC PN187 .M87 2018 | DDC 808.3—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017058467