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Possessing the Secret of Joy People of Olinka (place) Tsunga hereditary; all women are tsungas; an honor and a way to fill their bellies A small smiling figure with one hand on her genitals, every part of which appeared intact Compare her (the child) vulva to the little statuette’s Open look of the little figure aroused her Her grandmother became so callous that people called her “I Am a Belly.” She would circumcise children and demand food immediately after Her mother took the outer lips first, then the inner lips; She tried to leave the child a nub, down there and barely nicked her there. Others saw and the witchdoctor finished what she started. Michael’s Dream by Mark Doty Atlantis – poetry collection Last line: “Lucky we don’t have to know what something is in order to hold it.” Helping Randy out of bed A shining body, brilliant light You need to drink more water or you’re going to turn into an old dry leaf In the dream, Randy’s leaping into the duture Steve-Jerry Marie-John Maggie-her John Carlos-Darren holding another Michael, gone Randy and Jerry, Michael and Wally, and John Wally Roberts Doty’s partner; whose death marked a maturation in Doty as a poet The River Merchant’s Wife by Li Po Li Po – aka Li Bai Translated by Ezra Pound 14 married; 15 stopped scowling; 16 husband departed and went into far Ku-to-en Gone 5 months and monkeys make sorrowful noise Coming down narrows of the river Kiang, let wife know; she’ll come out and meet you as far as Cho-fusa
Ms. USA: Emma Knight by Louis Terkel Illinois Greece Lumber company Kaiser and Roth Unit 7 – Dividing Lines: Tales of Gender and Sexuality Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka West African sepia
Unit 8: At the Crossroads: Of Tradition and Change The Sacrificial Egg by Chinua Achebe Part of the collection: The Sacrificial Egg and Other Stories Julius Obi Olinka Umuru Nkwo – market Janet – love interest Kitikpa
Unit 10: The Rhetorics of the Spirit: Articulating Faith and Religion Innermost One by Rabindranath Tagore One thing is for certain, that God is inside us Paradox: Pain and Pleasure Who weaves the web of this maya in evanescent hues of gold and silver, blue and green Inside the River by Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks Poem happened at night why? Because we experience God at our darkest times Paradox: contrasting ideas “beautiful silence of endless talking” – prayer Why should we trust God? Because God is inside us River flows – meaning in every point in our lives, God is always there Moon-God; River-Us Unit 11 – Natures Way: An Ecology of Survival Paraiso by Ryan Cayabyab A land called paraiso where dying river ends Smoke screens the air; grass never there Matching rags – clothes; Plastic bags-cold See a single bird = joy Land expects some truth, hope, and respect from the rest of the world
Unit 9 – By Virtue of Beauty: Toward a Definition At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers by Salman Rushdie Gale
and Diaspora Ithaca by Constantine Kavafy Translated by: Edmund Kelly Poetry of C. I really don’t know love at all. 1 graveyard Young woman-distance of more than 100 km— enlarges the circle Solitary man-mourning-distant shores of a country far across the sea=includes entire world A circle with no end and no God War by Luigi Pirandello Personal relevance to Prandello.Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell Meaning of life and love when you’re young and when you become an adult Describing life’s greatness and sadness “I’ve look at clouds from both sides now” “I’ve looked at love from both sides now” “I’ve looked at life from both sides now” I really don’t know clouds at all. Cyclops. Poseidon – Odysseus’ worst enemies. – she has nothing more to give you Ithaca starting and ending place The point of life is the journey and experiences along the way. 11 wounded. To arrive there is the ultimate goal Don’t expect Ithaca will give you reaches Without Ithaca you would have never set out on the road. 2 hospitals scattered. Rome – passengers left this place by night express .P. I really don’t know life at all Unit 12 – Of Hyphenated Identities: Waves of Migration. a person w/out internal strife is less likely to encounter external strife Pray that the road is long Always keep Ithaca in your mind. Cavafy collection of poems Used Odyssey as a metaphor for the journey of life Major theme: take your time on your journey through life Journey or detination? Lestrygonians. effective range – 7 m 4 dead. It is the path between the starting and ending point that makes life worth living Small station of Fabriano Joining the main line with Sulmona Unit 14 – And Justice for All: Calibrating the Weighing Scales The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe Montressor Fortunato Karma by Gopal Baratham Unit 13 – Head Counts: Ravages of War Diameter of a Bomb by Yehuda Amichai Translated by Ted Hughes Bomb – 30 cm.