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Culture and Mindset

Well, you may ask: what does it mean to have no cultural identity? And what’s the point anyway? I think that one’s culture largely determines one’s mindset. 331 more words


Rock and River

Over the years I have had to battle the prejudice that comes with ethnocentricity, both in my culture (Indo-Sri Lankan) and that of my husband’s (German). 809 more words



karangalan kah-rahng-AH-lahn (Tagalog)
n. dignity; self-respect; uprightness

When contemplating my cultural identity, I’ve often found myself comparing myself to others who are “more” Filipino than I am.

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Sophomore Year


Had a friend send this to me, and started me thinking about how people, families, and nations are connected or disconnected.

Never heard of Stereo MCs before but I like the song and just about anything with drums and a strong baseline – there’s something of a primordial… 276 more words

Fairytales for Lost Children by Diriye Osman

Imagine if your cultural identity is wrapped up in being part of a Somalian Muslim large family which is not only patriarchal but also conservative. You are dispossessed of your country of origin and seek refuge in Kenya. 475 more words

African Writing

The Thing around Your Neck, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A collection of stories we’ll read in course 2016-17. Read about this book on the author’s website.

We do not just risk repeating history if we sweep it under the carpet, we also risk being myopic about our present.

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Women Writers