... von Yoko Tawada und Dimitré Dinev auf ihren Stil
The Influence of the Geographical Home on the Styles of Yoko Tawada and Dimitré Dinev was my final paper for my German class on the literature of immigrants. Tawada is from Japan and Dinev is from Bulgaria. The essay describes how they both use figurative language and humor to try to teach German speaking peoples about German speaking culture, but how their choice of aspects of culture to emphasize is affected by the economic equality or disparity between their home country and chosen home. Researching and writing about how Tawada and Dinev's works are colored by their upbringings has reminded me to always think about how my background colors my perceptions.
Stilen von Autoren sind von ihren Hintergründen beeinflusst. Meiner Meinung nach ist der größte Einfluss wo und wie der Autor aufgewachsen ist...
Hoffnung trotz Not, or Hope Despite Adversity, is a video about how South Africans manage to hold on to hope through hardships. It is based on the film Themba, which is in turn based on a book. I watched the film for my German class in the fall of 2014 while we were doing a unit on South Africa and Namibia.
***Video will be posted in February once I have a better internet connection***
*Note to self: post photo, text and music sources and a transcript of the video*