The Pain of Colonization

“Things Fall Apart,” written by Chinua Achebe, and V. S. Naipaul’s “A Bend in the River” are seen as sequels by many people. Both novels contain introspective reflection on the practices of western modernity as well as the meaning of life. Furthermore, both authors differ from many post-colonial writers because they display a more painful…

Africans Criticize Their Own Reasons to Accept Colonialism

Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and V. S. Naipaul’s “A Bend in The River” both have characters which represent an inner cultural struggle between African/traditional culture and the newly introduced European culture. Two characters who are clearly dealing with this struggle of cultural identity are Nwoye (the main character Okonkwo’s son in “Things Fall Apart”)…

Hereke Carpets: “Made in China”

There is certainly a different mentality in China, especially opposed to the West when it comes to issues of what is considered private versus public. Tim Clissold notes that the Chinese don’t have a word for “privacy”. When China’s vice president, Xi Jinping, visited the White House on February 21, President Obama renewed calls for…

Lithuania

Lithuania: Justas Kidykas Interviewer Erman Ermihan 1)What is your average weekday and weekend like? How many hours do you go to school? From 8:30 to 16:00 every weekday. How many hours of homework do u have weekdays& weekends? At weekdays usually about 2 hours, at weekends sometime it takes a whole day, because I have…

Slovenia

Slovenia: Tinkara Lazar Interviewer Gülensu Er 1) What is your average weekday and weekend like? – How many hours do you go to school? Usually we have 8 hours of school every day. Each class lasts 45 minutes and after each lesson we have a 5 minutes break, and one longer break of 30 minutes…

Interview with Hugh Pope

Cyprus 1. On Cyprus-Throughout history different countries have conquered Cyprus. We see that the land was once owned by the Ancient Greeks, then by the Italians, Ottomans, the British, Turks and currently by Cypriot Greeks and Cypriot Turks. Therefore, which one determines who should own a territory: the people who were chronologically there first (especially…

The Wisdom of Youth

When I hear the word ‘youth’, the first thing that comes to my mind is inexperienced. Without the essential material of life, without the experience of decades, youth is always left in darkness without a guide. Is that not the reason we hold on to our creators, our mothers and our fathers to protect us…

New Immigration Law and Turkey

Immigration has been a major source of population growth throughout the history of the United States. It is known that through the ages a lot of people have migrated in USA. Today, American administration plans on changing the law to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while…