WorldCat Identities

Salak, Kira 1971-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 64 publications in 7 languages and 2,262 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.A4255, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kira Salak
The white Mary : a novel by Kira Salak( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young journalist journeys deep into the jungles of Papua New Guinea, determined to discover the truth about a Pultizer-winning war correspondent
The white Mary by Kira Salak( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman journeys deep into the untamed jungle, wrestling with love and loss, trauma and healing, faith and redemption, in this sweeping debut from "the gutsiest woman adventurer of our day"--(Book magazine). Marika Vecera, an accomplished war reporter, has dedicated her life to helping the world's oppressed and forgotten. When not on one of her dangerous assignments, she lives in Boston, exploring a new relationship with Seb, a psychologist who offers her glimpses of a better world. Returning from a harrowing assignment in Congo where she was kidnapped by rebel soldiers, Marika learns that a man she has always admired from afar, Pulitzer-winning war correspondent Robert Lewis, has committed suicide. Stunned, she abandons her magazine work to write Lewis's biography, settling down with Seb as their intimacy grows. But when Marika finds a curious letter from a missionary claiming to have seen Lewis in the remote jungle of Papua New Guinea, she has to wonder, What if Lewis isn't dead? We experience the harsh realities of jungle travel, embrace the mythology of native tribes, and receive the special wisdom of Tobo, a witchdoctor and sage, as we follow her extraordinary quest to learn the truth about Lewis--and about herself, along the way
The cruelest journey : 600 miles to Timbuktu by Kira Salak( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een kanotocht over de Niger van Segou naar Timboektoe in Mali
Dwars door de wildernis : de waargebeurde en inspirerende reis van een jonge vrouw door Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea by Kira Salak( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de reis van een jonge vrouw door de binnenlanden van Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
The cruellest journey : 600 miles by canoe to the legendary city of Timbuktu by Kira Salak( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cronaca di una viaggiatrice solitaria : nel cuore della Papua Nuova Guinea by Kira Salak( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four corners : one woman's solo journey into the heart of New Guinea by Kira Salak( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Najtrudniejsza podróż : 1000 kilometrów rzeką Niger do Timbuktu by Kira Salak( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four corners : a journey into the heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kira Salak ... spent ... several years of her youth as a constant, impulsive traveler. Barely old enough to drink, she left her life behind ... to attempt the impossible, her dream of following in the footsteps of British explorer Ivan Champion, the first person to successfully cross the island of Papua New Guinea in 1927. In one of the most dangerous and mysterious countries in the world, a place where Western culture clashes violently with ancient traditions, Salak found a kind of moral testing ground. Motivated by something much deeper than simply wanting to be the first woman to make such a crossing, she composed this memoir even as she still searched for answers. Why would a lone traveler, a very young woman at that, want to embark on such a dangerous and mysterious trip? Where was her fear? Or was this all an attempt to court and indulge her fear for some larger purpose? No one, on the road or at home, could quite understand"--Publisher's description
Il viaggio più difficile : 960 chilometri verso Timbuctù by Kira Salak( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic fire people : a novel by Kira Salak( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mian dian de zhong shen zhi he( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four corners : one woman's journey into the heart of Papua, New Guinea by Kira Salak( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four Corners: One Woman's Solo Journey into Papua New Guinea is a creative dissertation approved by the English Department's Program in Creative Writing. A work of creative nonfiction, published by Counterpoint/Perseus Books in 2001 and National Geographic's Adventure Press in 2004, it chronicles a journey I took across the island of New Guinea as a young woman. The book, which can be categorized as both memoir and travel literature, explores issues of gender, Western colonization, and globalization. It is meant to demonstrate that women can successfully undertake the same adventures as men, while contributing to the literature of travel on their own terms
The cruellest journey: 600 miles to Timbuktu : 600 miles in a canoe to the legendary city of Timbuktu by Kira Salak( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The white Mary : a novel
Alternative Names
Kira Salak Amerikaans ontdekkingsreizigster

كيرا سالاك

琦拉·莎拉克

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The white MaryThe cruelest journey : 600 miles to TimbuktuThe cruellest journey : 600 miles by canoe to the legendary city of TimbuktuFour corners : one woman's solo journey into the heart of New GuineaFour corners : a journey into the heart of Papua New GuineaThe cruellest journey: 600 miles to Timbuktu : 600 miles in a canoe to the legendary city of TimbuktuFour corners : one woman's solo journey into the heart of Papua New Guinea