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  • Slave By John Lade Analysis

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    as a human being. This novel really took a toll on me in so many ways especially emotionally. I found myself various times in tears feeling the pain that Mende went through from a very young age. This novel is about a young girl who grew up in the Nuba tribe in Africa. She was very fond of her religion and she was determined to become a doctor. But one day she was stripped of her dreams and her family as raiders swarmed through her tribe and took the young girls, killed many families and burnt the

  • Analysis Of The Book Slave My True Story By Mende Nazer And Damien Lewis

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    anyone who had seemed to speak Arabic. After several attempts, she was able to contact a man whom she had found in a garage pumping tires. Mende was able to explain to him how she had been abducted and forced into slavery. He told her he knew another Nuba man living in London and would help her escape. After developing a plan for her escape she follows through and is able to flee away quickly from this dreadful place. As the book comes to an end Mende goes on to describe life as a Refugee living in

  • Nuba Wrestling, The Original Art

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    *Pankration* According to Nigel Binns, in his book “Nuba Wrestling, the original art” he speaks of the Greecian art of wrestling boxing called Pankration, which was originally an art form from Africa (It is similar to Nuba Wrestling mixed with Hausa Boxing) and that the Greeks adopted it as their own. Nigel noted, their style of wrestling called Pankration is said to derive its name from two ancient Egyptian gods; Ra and Aton. Therefore Pan-Ra-Aton/ or Pankration meaning all-powerful God, or spirit

  • The True Story Of Hansel And Gretel

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    “Determination Gets You a Long Way”- Chelsea Clinton Through determination, the characters from novels The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy, Slave by Mende Nazer, and from the documentary From the Ground Up, are able to overcome struggles. Whether it’s grief from loss of a loved one, trying to survive in the woods alone and starting a new life far away from home and drastically different from your old one, or slavery; determination is a key element in survival. In the novel The True

  • The Importance Of Religion In International Conflict

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    Religion has been a driving force in many international conflicts. Hiding behind every religion is a political system and each has the desire of taking over lands, peoples, and valuable resources. This causes conflicts, especially when the political system causes harm to others in the name of said religion. It's a way of asserting their dominance by forcing people to the political system. Islam is an excellent example of this today, as Christianity was in the past when it invaded countries and peoples

  • Why Do Governments Participate During Ethnocide And How Can Removing One 's Cultural Identity Harm Society As A Whole

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    S. Politics of Ethnocide Through Education by Donald Grinde (2004); Rethinking Cultural Genocide: Aboriginal Child Removal and Settler-Colonial State Formation by Robert van Krieken (2004); and Resistance and Response: Ethnocide and Genocide in the Nuba Mountains by Mohamed Salih Mohamed (1995). Grinde studies the

  • Modern Slavery : The United Nations Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Essay

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    Modern Slavery One of the major, if not the biggest, human rights abuse in the history of the world is slavery. This can be attributed to it being a forced practice and how the methodology used to enforce it, violates not just one of the articles under the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but an unbearable number of them. The exploitation of an enslaved human deprives that individual from the right to life and liberty, it deems them unequal and therefore guarantees them a life

  • West Sudan Personal Statement

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    The British occupation of Sudan ended in 1956 and the Sudanese formed a national government. Four years later the natives of the Nuba Mountains of West Sudan observed the independence with a tribal festival. Mohamed, a Nubian, took part in the festivity where he met and wed a young lady, Magbula. With the foreign rule over, the inhabitants of the mountains left their hideouts and explored their homeland. Mohamed and his wife left for Khartoum, the capital, where in 1963 they gave birth to me, Ibrahim

  • Analysis Of The Sahara Savannas ( The Nucleus Of Civilization )

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    Due to climate changes in the Sahara savannas (the nucleus of civilization), it is acknowledged that the first tribes traveled from that central point (Kenya//Ethiopia) and took their initiations and martial ways of surviving with them (Islamic scholars and Black Gods alike, acknowledge from a source of information that the original or first man was created in the rich soil garden of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, [which is also a part of Africa] as stated in the holy Quran from Black-Mud fashioned into

  • Anthropology of Tattoos

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    The Body as a Canvas Scarred across her back are raised bumps forming intricate designs of lines and angles, a reminder of who she is and where she is from. She thinks back on the ceremony in which she was marked with the painful scarification. She remembered feeling a sense of calm as the village artist pierced her back with a small arrowhead, stretching the skin away from the body and swiftly but skillfully cutting a slit in her back. He repeated this several times as a ceremonial pot was filled