You Never Know How Far You Can Go

I read a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri called, “The Third and Final Continent” and I have to say, it was fascinating. He traveled all the way from India and lived in three different continents and survived without even knowing what to expect. His norms were different than the typical American way and he hadContinue reading “You Never Know How Far You Can Go”

What is America to you?

I read three short poems: “Let America Be America Again” by, Langston Hughes, “Postcards to Columbus” by, Sherman Alexie and “Family Ties” by, Jimmy Santiago Baca. I came across a common theme in all three poems, where America was not the same as everyone’s history books claim. This brings me back to the connection ofContinue reading “What is America to you?”

“The Dangers of the Single Story”

I have watched a TED talk on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful voice discussing about the dangers of a single story. She explains that a lot of people have a misunderstanding about someone from a different country or even a person you heard about because you only listen to one side or perspective of “their” story.Continue reading ““The Dangers of the Single Story””

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