Persepolis 2

In Performing Democracy, Segall mentions the importance of Fadwa’s story.  This young mother’s cry for democracy was hardly echoed across the globe in comparison to the similar demonstration that took place just a few months before her. The search for her story shows the difference in gender roles when it comes to protesting and how Western media … [Read more…]

Persepolis

This is my favorite image from the text because it speaks against so many stereotypes set for muslims, especially muslim women.  Before taking a world religions course, it was my misconception that those who practiced Islam believe that God is distant and unreachable; even uninterested in the lives of people on this earth.  Another misconception that … [Read more…]

Post Disaster Memory

Many of Kazuo Ishiguro’s memories revolve around his past role in society and the respect he received as an artist.  For example this memory: “Of course, this is all a matter of many years ago now and I cannot vouch that those were my exact words that morning. But I spoke in some such way … [Read more…]

Nervous Conditions

” ‘What it is,’ she sighed, ‘to have to choose between self and security. When I was in England I glimpsed for a little while the things I could have been, the things I could have done if – if – if things were – different – But there was Babawa Chido and the children … [Read more…]

Chapter 6 Response

“Hundreds of people in the audience joined in the singing. As a result the audience became both witness and a participant with the survivors…” (145). Like a dark nighty sky, the survivors in South Africa lay silent and heavy.  Freed by the commission, one survivor raises his voice to sing of the trauma he wants … [Read more…]

Questions 5 and 2 – Morgan Glascock

5. What can you infer about sacred spaces, after reading the introduction? “While Western media spotlight the protest, rightly claiming the importance of political voicing, the swinging lens from political spring to winter ignores creative resistant and simplifies history- with its ebb and flow of traumatic experiences and economic challenges-which carves sacred spaces into communities.” … [Read more…]