Thursday, December 17, 2009

Experiences in Africa

My class watched a documentary called God Grew Tired of Us I thought it was a very interesting movie. It took place in Sudan in 1987. The boys in it were named "the lost boys" there were 27,000 of them and they had to flee to Ethiopia, because the government would have killed them if they didn't.

In the movie God Grew Tried of Us and the book A Long Way Gone there are lots of similarities and differences. In the video the people were from the country Sudan and they were called the lost boys. In the book the characters were from the country Sierra Leone and they either were soldiers or rebels.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

peotry friday blog post 1

"Keeping things Whole"

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

by: Mark Strand

"A Long Way Gone" is about an African boy that grew up in Sierra Leone. He had a good life and thought things were going great until a bunch of rebels showed up. When the rebels came into play the boys life started to go down-hill. First of all they came in and destroyed his village. Then he had to run away with some of his friends, and before they new it they were being clutched up by soldiers and haled away. They were then brain washed to become the perfect soldiers. Even though some weren't even tall enough to hold on to there guns correctly.