Cultural Change and Exchange

Fadwa Fadwa is an important figure because of how her story did not receive as much attention as the other stories of suffering portrayed. Interestingly enough a different death actually garnered more attention than her death. This happened to be the death of Bouazizi. It is important to get stories from multiple walks of life … [Read more…]

Cultural Clash: Old Generation vs New Generation; Cowboy or Samurai?

As our protagonist is remembering his passion for creating certain political paintings I notice that his interest in historic tradition remains obvious. As he describes a painting named ‘Complacency’ he says, “their clothes were the same rags the original boys wore, the scowls on their faces would not have been guilty, defensive scowls of little … [Read more…]

Attack on Identity: Church Problems

“Nyasha liked to avoid her parents and their friends at these times because they were bound to say something offensive, like complaining that her gym-slip was too short or grumbling that in three years she had still not learnt the correct way of greeting her elders. Their comments made her self-conscious, quite in contrast to … [Read more…]

The Witch Trials of Overcoming Stigmas

Upon exploring how witchcraft is viewed in Africa I did not find myself to be all that surprised. I had always assumed that accusations of witchcraft were employed by people to further their own interests. The greatest example that I am aware of in my own upbringing as a  westerner is the Salem Witch Trials. … [Read more…]

Methods of Healing

There is a large part of me that feels uncomfortable about the way this political cartoon depicts blanket amnesty. When I first read and heard of the concept  I believed it was the most Biblical course of action to promote. Jesus himself presented to the world blanket amnesty as he said all sins would be … [Read more…]

Response to Reading #1

2. “The journey of a researcher” does not follow a simple path. Select a quote from the preface or introduction, which considers the author’s journey, starting questions, or identification. Explain why the quote is significant. “My obsession with cultural forms that speak in the midst of regimes and after periods of atrocity, and my particular … [Read more…]