Tags: "american culture"

16 Aug
0

Disheartened by Kenya’s post-election violence

By Ashley Bahati Lime |  As the dust settles on last week’s hotly contested Kenyan general elections, we must take time to reflect on the legacy we will bequeath our youth. Future generations will remember this period when deadly protests ...

03 May
0

The spicy dilemma

By Smitha Rajan |  When I was leaving for the United States, a colleague advised me not to take my salwar kurta (a traditional Indian attire). You already look Indian, you don’t have to attract any more attention by wearing ...

04 May
0

Trevor Noah doesn’t crack it… for America  

By Thobile Hans While I was queueing for my ticket for the “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” at the corner of 11th Avenue and 52nd Street in New York City, I heard a woman’s voice yelling in IsiZulu, Haibo (hell, ...

02 Jun
0

Take me out to the ballgame: a relaxing pastime

By Oksana Grytsenko Getting to know about baseball is essential for understanding American culture. That’s what Randy Smith, president of the Alfred Friendly Foundation, once told us during a journalism seminar. If the sport is indeed a mirror of the ...

18 Jun
0

Fellow blog post: Waqas Banoori – Am I becoming a Pirates fan?

By Waqas Banoori East and West aren’t different only in terms of culture, race and ethnicity – our sports are also different. Back at home we play cricket, and here I was introduced to this new game: Baseball. When I ...