In English, Jarin indicates the strength of God and that name is for a boy. Tasnim conveys heavens waterfall, and Nishat express’s liveliness or energy. My first name originates from America, but my middle and my last name comes straight from Islam. My first name does not describe all that much, even though I am proud of being Muslim, but to be honest, I am not all that religious.
In Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, discovering and exploring, the obvious and hidden, traumas and their subsequent effects on each generation is one of the most compelling parts of her highly acclaimed first novel. Set on Ghana’s Gold Coast in the 1700s, two sisters, who have never met, create generations of descendants who experience traumas continuously. Some generations experience the first hand the effects of slavery and the African slave trade, while others deal with the repercussions of belonging to a tribe of Africans that sold humans into slavery. Because the experience of trauma is continuous, the descendants of both sister, Esi and Effia, are never fully able to heal. Instead, the consequences of war, rape, kidnapping, violence and death are explored in the three hundred years since birth of the sisters. Past and current traumas shape the identities of each generation. Gysai’s narrative tells and retells the violent histories of both families in an attempt to help heal trauma that still remains imbedded in many Africans, and African Americas.
The Tuscarora lived in North Carolina along the coastal river, their peaceful ways and unlimited amount of patience earned them nothing but abuse from the colonists (Axelrod 60). One day a Swiss Entrepreneur, Baron Christoph von Graffenreid wanted to take control of land that had been occupied with the Tuscarora village. Instead of Graffenreid talking with the Indians who were presently on the land, he decided to speak with North Carolinas surveyor general; who decided to vote in favor of Baron Christoph von Graffenreid deciding that the settlers, “held clear title to the land” (Axelrod 58). Graffenreid decided to drive the Indians off of their own land on September 22, 1711 the Indians were left with no other option but to attack (Axelrod
The Salem Witch Trials were a dark spot in America’s early history. During a time where acts of the unknown were simply considered spiritual signs or supernatural forces with meanings; the early American settlers in Salem, Massachusetts were plagued with what they claimed were acts of the Devil putting witches in their town to disrupt Puritan beliefs and actions. One of the earliest accused witches was the village pastor’s slave Tituba Indian. Tituba was especially vulnerable to accusations to due to her extreme double minority status as well as the fact that she was owned by the village pastor.
TaQavea Searcy (11) throws a softball back to home plate during fall workouts. “Softball workouts are fun,” TaQavea Searcy stated. “They prepare us for the season and Mrs. Kallam is great. She has taught me so much and I really look up to her as a role model.” The softball season at McMichael doesn’t begin until spring, but students were encouraged to come get in extra practice during the fall.
Sacajawea is a well-known American-Indian woman. Her expedition with explorers Lewis and Clark was extraordinary. She was born in Tendoy, Idaho around 1788. She was a member of the Lemhi Shoshone tribe. At this time, the American territory ended at the Mississippi River. One year after the Louisiana Purchase, President Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark on an expedition that left from St. Louis, Missouri, traveling through the US Northwest, to the Pacific Ocean (History).
– Talavera is not necessarily a physical object, it is more of a unique artwork that can vary by each family. Talavera is very complex artwork that takes a lot of dedication and time to make and paint. It all begins with recollecting clay that is found in this area which limits where talavera can be produced, and because talavera is not an actual physical object you are not limited on what you can create. Typically, most objects that are produced and then decorated are mugs and plates. But if you were to travel and see the city of Puebla you can see building that are decorated in talavera artwork, which gives it a unique implementation that cannot be seen anywhere else. This art is not only unique, it also give the artist a form of identification
Imagine you wake up one morning being just a young twelve year old Indian girl that is suddenly captured by the enemies of your fellow tribe. Then when you become a teenager you are won by a 40 year old French Canadian that you are forced to marry and become pregnant with when you are only reaching the age of 15. This girl who journeyed 8,000 miles, with two unknown white men, is the courageous Sacagawea. (Daub).
Mary was sent back to the woods because her grandfather said she cheated the Ta-Na-E-Ka,but a bear was trying to eat her but some animal. The animals are a tiger, and fox.The bear is angry so the bear tried to get Mary and the two animals. The fox and tiger were animal spirits that helped Mary escape the bear
Pátzcuaro: Pátzcuaro is a small colonial town located in the Mexico city of Michoacán. It is reported that the town was founded as early as 1320 AD and was the capital of the Tarasco people for about eighty years. After the death of Pátzcuaro's king, Tariácuri, the town became a member of a three-part alliance, also including Tzintzuntzan and Ihuatzio. This league was distinctively known for its ability to defend its territory from Aztec onslaught. Nevertheless, the league welcomed the arrival of Spanish forces in 1522 which was the beginning of the Tarasco people's demise. In 1529, the Spanish forces returned under the rule of a land-hungry conquistador named Nuño de Guzmán who brutally ruled over the indigenous inhabitants there ("History
Shantessa Pama (cousin) born on March 5 is a retired American elite gymnast who grew up in Kailua,Kona Hawaii. She started her education at kahakai elementary until she was about 8 years old she is now a residence of Dana Point California where she continued her education at Dana Hills High School and graduated in 2009. Shantessa quotes “I missed home a lot when I moved but there was no competition here for me I was no longer allowed to compete here and gymnastics was my passion. I wanted to turn gymnastics into my career”. Shantessa Pama was one of the only 2 female gymnast to complete a triple tuck dismount but the first to complete it at the age 13.
“Coming to the United States alone was huge challenge in my life. I never lived far or alone from my parents they were with me everywhere. I was really scared because I still was little daddy’s girl and I felt like I wasn’t ready to face this huge challenge” said University of West Alabama student-athlete Teona Tatishvili.
When ever I think of my childhood there is always one memory that always pops into my head; playing with my tamagotchi all throughout elementary school. A tamagotchi is a small oval-shaped device that consists of a screen and a few buttons. What made the tamagotchi appealing to me was the concept of the egg hatching when you first start the game and you care for it until it grows its wings/”dies.” How well the child cares for the pet will determine how healthy and well-behaved the pet is. When I was playing with the tamagotchi, I always made sure that they were cared for extremely well, and I would even sneak it to school with me to make sure it was not neglected. Having the tamagotchi was my first experience of
Lydia had moved from her home in Thyatira, Asia to Philippi, Macedonia where she was operating a Roman Government owned business, which sold Purple. Royal Purple or Tyrian was an expensive liquid purple dye that was harvested, in very small amounts, from Mollusk; common in the Mediterranean Sea. Purple cloth was especially expensive. The Roman Emperor Claudius monopolized purple by making it a controlled substance and commonly the stores selling purple were operated by members of the Royal family; therefore, it may well have been Lydia that Paul had in mind when he wrote, “They that are of Caesar’s household.” (Phil. 4:22)