Last week we watched Justin Trudeau’s speech which he held for the assembly of first nations in 2015. In this speech, he recognizes the systematic oppression which the first nations have experienced since the colonial times. In addition, he recognized how there is still a long way to go. Throughout the speech he proudly explains […]Read More Justin Trudeau’s speech to the assembly of First Nations
This week we have been reading the two first chapters of the book “The reluctant fundamentalist” written by Mohsin Hamid. This book is about a young Pakistani called Changez who meet a US American in Lahore. My impression of the book so far, is that I find it intriguing and thought-provoking. At first, I thought […]Read More Thougths
Today we listened to a speech made by the former prime minister in Great Britain, David Cameron, in 2011 at the Munich Security Conference. The basic ideas of the speech are multiculturalism, especially the relationship between European people and Islam, and how we can solve the issue of radicalisations. Cameron focused on how people can […]Read More Multiculturalism, David Cameron
The short story “My son the fanatic” is my favourite story because I learned a lot from it and made me reflect more of the issue with extremism. Shortly, it was about a taxi driver from Pakistan who struggles with his son who has become a religious fanatic. He does not know how the handle […]Read More My favourite short story
In class, today we were given the task to analyze Gran Torino’s movie poster. My first impression is that this must be an action movie with a lot of violence, and maybe even shocking. The reason I had this impression, was first and foremost because of the dark colours. Moreover, the light-setting on the character […]Read More Before watching the movie: Gran Torino
Last week we read the short story “My son the Fanatic” (1997) by Hanif Kureishi in class, and on Wednesday we read “Free for all” (1999) by Moin Ashraf. Both these short stories are about cultural differences and how this can affect the families from other cultures. The father-son relationship in “My son the Fanatic”, […]Read More Immigration and Family conflicts
I assume many of you have already heard a lot about the hunger crisis in Africa. And for me it feels like it’s never ending. This year it has grown even bigger, and is now classified as a humanitarian crisis. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, […]Read More Hunger crisis in Africa, again…
Today we worked more with the OD-day. We listened to a song called “Niger Delta Blues” made by Nigerian artist BANTU and Tony Allen. If you want to read more about OD you should check out my other blogpost. Its linked bellow together with links to the song. From this song, I learn first and […]Read More BANTU Crew and Tony Allen
Last Wednesday Arisa Mohamed visited my class and spoke about the Moroccan occupation, life in Algerian refugee camps, and the part of the UN in this conflict. She also talked about the Norwegian involvement in this forgotten crisis. I had never heard about this conflict before this class, which is very strange since it has […]Read More Western Sahara, or Western Morocco?
“Impossible odds, unstoppable girls” I watched the movie Girls Rising together with my international English class. This movie came out the 7th of March 2013 and was directed by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins. Produced by former ABC journalists of The Documentary group and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions.1 Shortly summed up, the story […]Read More Am I a wife, am I for sale? Or am I a girl?