“…enough of the narrative voice in this volume is recognizably similar to the one in “Dreams From My Father,” an elastic, personable voice that is capable of accommodating everything from dense discussions of foreign policy to streetwise reminiscenc
Thanks Jae Ran! A Kenyan’s perspective on the adoption issue. “a cocktail of pressures that has turned our continent into a stomping ground for adoption-crazy celebrities – a desire to appear normal… perhaps some mild interest in black people…”
“it’s the soap operas that make up the real body of the “Korean Wave.” In short, people are nuts for them, from Japan and China to Vietnam and even telenovela-mad Mexico…Why the mania? I didn’t understand at first, but then I began to watch—and learn.
Thanks Nina! An Eritrean adoptee’s perspective. “It’s arrogant to assume the only way to deal with poverty in the developing world is for westerners to adopt a few “lucky” children… it smacks of missionary-like behaviour.’
“Plenty of immigrants still change their names to something easier for their new compatriots to pronounce. But unlike their Ellis Island predecessors, modern immigrants live in a multicultural society where assimilation no longer means having to sever all
“for the artists represented in “One Way,” race and ethnicity are always there: It’s part of the air they breathe. And because of that, it’s kind of no big deal: It can be laughed at, toyed with and teased; it can be gently celebrated, cheekily exposed or
Oh god it’s spreading. “Britney is now looking into the possibility of welcoming a disadvantaged child into her own family…”She really admires what Madonna is doing at the moment and adopting is something which she could see herself doing one day. She w
And she’s gearing up for another one: “she has already got her eyes on a three-year-old girl from the same village as David. Describing the moment she saw her, she said: “I looked at this child with questioning dark eyes and the saddest smile. I thought,
OMG… hilarious satire written from the perspective of Madonna’s newly adopted Malawian baby David. Not for the easily offended.
This is just depressing. “The season finale of Flavor Flav’s VH1 reality series Flavor of Love 2 drew over 7.5 million viewers, making it the year’s highest watched non-sports telecast on basic cable, according to VH1…”