In the article “Refugees: Who, Where, Why” by Catherine Gervert, she states that “Refugees are people who are forced to flee their homeland because they are afraid to stay”. Ha’s family had to leave behind their friends so they are alone in America. Ha, alike many other refugees, has to experience the loss of friends and loneliness. Refugees, just like Ha in Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, have to go through loneliness before they can stand up for themselves again.
Refugees are treated like two different people when it comes to living at home and school. “They both have to endure the “push-and-pull” forces of home and school, which often work in opposite directions,” (Fantino and Colak, 9). This shows that refugees lives turn “inside out” as they become greatly depended on at home and then thrown like a piece of trash at school. In the book Inside Out and Back Again, Lai writes “Brother Quang, who becomes translator for all,” (Lai, 97). This shows one of the things that refugees like Brother Quang are expected
Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their countries in order to escape war, persecution, and natural disaster. Most refugees are ordinary people coming from ordinary places. One of these ordinary people, Kim Hà from South Vietnam, was created as a fictional character for the novel Inside Out & Back Again, written by Thanhha Lai, who modeled it after her own life as a refugee. Lai, just like her character Hà, was forced to flee her home during the Vietnam War, and ended up in the United States, in the state of Alabama. While Hà is a fictional character, Lai gives her certain characteristics so readers of her novel will realize the struggles refugees have to face, and the ways they must recover from them. For example, during her
This report was commissioned by The Asian Education Foundation, to analyse the growing number of Asian texts being produced. This report will asses Family life, Resilience and the issue of Racism. Asian tests have had a large increase from the publishing of Anh Do’s autobiography, The Happiest Refugee.
People who have been thrust into a completely unfamiliar situation where the differences in daily life leave a big gaping hole. They have to suddenly adjust to living in a completely different way. And often, refugees have to adjust to being in a situation where people might be unfair to them based on where they used to live or their way of life. Refugee children often feel the ache of losing their homes more profoundly than their elders.The article “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” states “Once in Canada, they both have to endure the ‘push-and-pull’ forces of home and
Refugees experience many hardships throughout their journeys. The struggle to survive, escape and adjust are only some of the things they have to endure while escaping. In the novel, Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, she expressed the difficulties that refugees experience while fleeing and finding a home. So far through Ha’s life, she had experienced difficulties in every place she had been to. Back in her home country, she encountered many challenges while she tried to escape and that continued in Alabama when she tried to adjust. The author conveys themes of culture, language, and bullyism to show the readers the different obstacles refugees have to overcome. In the end, even if refugees suffer with these hardships, they can overcome
“Today more than 14 million men, women, and children have been forced to flee their homes, towns, and countries because they are afraid to stay” (Gilbert 9). In the book, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Ha, a young girl, grew up in Saigon, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Before the war she was just like every other girl living in South Vietnam. She went to school, had friends, played with her doll, and she is a little stubborn but who could blame her. Ha is the only girl out of the four children. Her brothers, Brother Quang, Brother Vu, and Brother Khoi all love Ha even though sometimes they might not show it. Growing up in a war zone was already difficult enough but adding on top of that, Ha’s father is missing. Ha and her family don’t know if he is dead or alive but they keep their hopes up because maybe one day he will return. While the war gets stronger and closer to Saigon, Ha and her family have to decide whether to stay or go. If they leave their home country they will be forever known as a refugee. A refugee is someone who leaves their home country because of a traumatic event such as war. Leaving their country will change everything for them, everything they have ever known would be gone. It
I have never lived away from home before attending college, so at times I feel homesick for the luxuries my family home provided me with. For example, I greatly miss my cats, my sister, having a private kitchen and bathroom, access to a car, and our spacious backyard. I often cannot wait to go home as I know all these things await me. I even frequently complain about missing these aspects of my life. For the millions of people displaced across the globe the feelings I have are massively multiplied as they are not just away from their home for a few months, but instead forced to abandon their homes forever. The human rights film that I watched was Human Flow, and the main topic discussed was the life and perils of people forcibly displaced from
The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do tells us about his life. It begins with how his family almost lost their lives since leaving Vietnam. It expresses the distress and anxiety of their struggles from crossing the Indian Ocean to Australia.
The lives of refugees are turned “inside out” out when they are forced to flee because they have to leave the only home they have ever known and try to figure out a way to leave their old lives behind. They are not leaving their country because they want to but because they are forced to and it can feel like
“The families from eight rows down were complaining about the smell it was coming from brother Khoi.” (Lai 84 Ha had a refugee experience because she left home and went to another country, she fled from war, and her and her family were looking for a safer better life.
The police shooting of Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson that followed was the first major protest that I followed closely on the news. I watched as police officers that looked like soldiers violently interrupted marches in Ferguson, and around the country. Then, I watched the collapse of Ferguson, Missouri’s unjust system of policing. At the time, I remember thinking that the voice of those that refused to remain silent against a racist institution invoked a progressive movement into the future. From that point forward, I understood that it was the voice of the people that would change unjust governmental practices. I saw this idea of a system being changed from the outside, rather than the inside, not only in cases of brutal policing, but in cases ranging from impunity for rapists on college campuses to gay rights, which culminated in the landmark Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage in every state. The first protest I
A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their home country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. There are many different types of refugees, these include refugees who are escaping war, social discrimination, racial discrimination, religious persecution, those who are seeking aid after a natural disaster, political unrest, and those who fear for their lives and the lives of their family. These people are given refugee status and are placed in designated refugee camps across the country where they are supposed to be cared for and educated, but this is not happening. Many of the countries only provide shelter for the refugees but do not provide the rest of the basic needs.
One of the myriad of effects is the pressure the crisis provides on European countries to provide refugees with food and shelter. “The strains on housing, social services, education, and employment are showing”(“European Migration: Crisis and Consequences.”). The four million refugees from Syria who seek refuge in European countries renders it challenging for European countries to provide everyone with the basic necessities. Correspondingly, this enormous statistic means less availability of jobs, which is the reason why only 2500 refugees of Germany’s 260,000 refugees are actually employed. Moreover, some private sector initiatives attempt to integrate refugees into the workforce, but they do not always end up successful. Finally, from the Syrian civil war, 250,000 unfortunate people have died. When multitudes of people migrate to one country, that country would, in turn, become extremely pressured. “The pressures caused by massive influxes of people can be overwhelming”(“What's Driving the Global Refugee Crisis?”). Every year, Germany alone spends 21.7 billion dollars on anything which is refugee related, and with oncoming demand in Germany, this number continues to grow higher. The European Refugee Crisis has also displaced nine million Syrians’ homes, making it troublesome for countries to house them. The European refugee crisis is undoubtedly a massive problem, but with every problem, there is a