Desert Flower is an extraordinary touching movie which not only touches peoples heart but also sends shivers down their spine. The movie touches upon many important topics as immigration, cultural differences and cruel female genital mutilation. The story in the film is based on true events which happened to a Somali girl, Waris Dirie, whichFortsett å lese «Desert Flower»
A moment ago, I listened to Julien S. Bourelle having a TED-talk about how culture is affecting our behavior. He makes several good points addressing how cultural differences can lead to miscommunication. Bourelle says there are three ways one can relate to culture; to confront, to complain or to conform. If you confront you thinkFortsett å lese «Cross-cultural communication»
On Wednesday, 3rd of March, our class listened to Asria talking about a conflict that takes place in Western-Sahara. She is an activist currently living in Norway, traveling around and enlightening Norwegian pupils and students about the conflict. Asria is ethnically a Sahrawi, born in a refugee-camp in Algerie. Although she has never been inFortsett å lese «Western-Sahara – Africa’s last colony»
My son the fanatic and Free for all are two short stories about cultural differences, religion and family relationships. In My son the fanatic, we observe a desperate, confused father, named Parvez, who struggles to reach out to his son as he becomes reserved and quiet. Apparently, his son, Ali, becomes obsessed with Islamic values and way of living.Fortsett å lese ««My son the fanatic» and «Free for all»»
Changez is the main character in the novel. Throughout the whole book, he is on a journey that unpredictably develops his character, making his character dynamic. At first, Changez is gentle, intelligent and disciplined. He is aware of his position in America along with his goals. As we read further, we will find sides ofFortsett å lese «The Reluctant Fundamentalist, characters»
«The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel written by Mohsin Hamid, a British Pakistani writer. Hamid drags in numerous themes in his book, as global challenges, the conflicts after the 9/11-incident, but also love, friendship and personal development. Already after the first chapter of this extraordinary book I was trapped in the magnificent story. The storyFortsett å lese «First impressions on «The Reluctant Fundamentalist»»
The social media, once known as a concept of information-sharing, communication, and togetherness, is now the biggest threat to individual privacy. Our behavior and activity on the internet are being watched, collected and, in some cases, sold. Different agencies, as Cambridge Analytica, can predict your conduct based on, for example, posts you have liked onFortsett å lese «The hidden truth behind social media»
Every year Norwegian students spread awareness and raise money for global issues and global development. This year the focus goes to refugees fleeing from the civil war in South-Sudan. It is our duty and responsibility to help out people in need. We will never understand what it is like to run from home because itFortsett å lese «Operation day’s work 2020»
One of the great issues of this decade is continuous hunger in developing countries. 690 million people are starving today. That is, altogether, 8,9 % of the world’s population. Most of the population who face famine and hunger live in Africa and South-Asia. Access to quality food is a privilege which is not valued amongFortsett å lese «The winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2020»
Today we listened to a woman from an organization called «Folk og Forsvar». She talked about pandemics, international politics and the conflict about Kashmir. I found it very interesting the way she explained facts and numbers. I wanted to summarize and share what she said. Firstly, she talked about what a pandemic was. She explainedFortsett å lese «Presentation from «Folk og forsvar»»
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