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Ismahan Ismail Hersi

Ismahan Ismail is interested in learning about education, migration, religion, and pluralism. A UWC Atlantic College alumna, she is involved in political activism and debates about alienation and disenfranchisement resulting from marginalization and social exclusion. Ismahan Ismail tentatively hopes that India will be a pool of transformation, knowledge, learning, and inspiration.

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Blog 4 I Am A Teacher

January 31, 2016

I take up my duty when I read to children about Pippi Langstrømpe she who has been all over the world and seen many things strange who walks on her hands the way they do in Farthest India and backwards the way they do in Egypt and lies in the manner of Congo where there...

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Blog 3 Mera Hindi Bahut Kharab Hai (my Hindi is very bad)

January 31, 2016

yesterday I thought about Oehlenschläger who revealed to the world this corner of the earth which smiles for Us more than any other when asked he said it is a lovely country which stands with broad beech near salty eastern beach It winds itself in hill, valley, it’s called old Denmark and it is Freja’s...

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Blog 2: The King Drinks Too Much

November 26, 2015

The King Drinks Too Much   Tonight ants may dance between His toes Unlikely as it is that they could depose Do they not know, that it matters no more For the King drinks on the morrow Hummus and veggies and cranberry juice Laying gently on gilded platters as though trying to seduce And those...

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Blog 1: It would be dark if not for the auto driver, his friend and my mother

November 26, 2015

It would be dark if not for the auto driver, his friend and my mother   When the morning sun rises Naked men lay at our feet And they will not rise when spoken to When the evening river ripples Skinny men bathe in Mutha‚Äôs waters And they will not dry when made aware When...

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