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· November, 2006

Stories about Migration & Immigration from November, 2006

Armenia: Deti Picasso

At Life in the Armenian Diaspora, Raffi Meneshian reviews “Ethnic Experiments” from Deti Picasso, a band based in Russia with two Armenian members. Onnik Krikorian has more on the band...

Japan: fingerprinting foreigners

Joe in Multantfrog blogs about the newly introduced foreigner registration system in Japan, which requires foreigners to give the immigration a copy of their criminal / fingerprinted record.

Kenya: mistreatment of Kenyan novelist

Black Looks has an update on the mistreatment of Kenyan academic and novelist, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

India: The NRI Marriage and Dowry

A blogger at Together We Bond shares a heartbreaking story of a marriage that fails because of the husband's demand for dowry. “Then came the expectations. He wanted $25000 from...

China and Africa: African, our brothers

Little bridge has a translation of a blogpost “African, our brothers”, written by a Chinese diaspora Zhai Hua, on his encounter with Africans.

Guyana: Melancholy and migration

After her brother returns to England, Guyana-Gyal muses on personal melancholy and the more general issue of migration: “I don’t think people here recover yet from the splintering of families,...

African Diaspora: color or appearance?

An anonymous reader responds to Black Looks’ post, “You are a blackman, you have to leave”: “Service was refused to this man based on his appearance not his race. If...

Esperantoland through Pictures / Esperantujo tra Bildoj

Only one more month until Esperanto Day! If you would like to participate you can sign up here, especially if you would like help with translation. Nur unu monato ĝis...

Belize: Garifuna Settlement Day

Lee Vanderwalker offers some historical background to Garifuna Settlement Day, which is observed in Belize on November 19, and commemorates the 174th anniversary of the Garifuna people's arrival in Belize....

Puerto Rico: Going to America

Tinta Digital examines (ES) the issue of emigration from the Puerto Rican point of view.

Estonia, Latvia: Soviet Nostalgia and Citizenship

Itching for Eestimaa writes about nostalgia for the Soviet Union and citizenship issues in Latvia and Estonia.

Africa/US: mistreatment of Ngugi wa Thiong'o

The mistreatment of Ngugi wa Thiong'o in California, “After a relaxing morning of a good walk and breakfast, he returned to his hotel to sit in the veranda section of...

Madagascar: What Happens When We Live Abroad

At Madagascar Croissance, Aiky reflects (Fr) on social dynamics among Malagasies living abroad. Says the blogger: “What is good about Malagasies is their friendliness and hospitality especially those living in...

Blogging About India, NRIs, Bollywood and Ice Cricket

New blog aggregator, what does it take to buy a home in Bangalore, NRIs, English  Bollywood , ice cricket are some of the things we look in this round-up. There...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sevdah Music in London

East Ethnia links to the London-based fans of traditional Bosnian music: “Turbo folk, in my opinion, has killed the real values of our region. One of those values is Sevdah...

South Korea: Migrant Worker Television Korea

Jamie introduces the English verison of Migrant worker television Korea (MWTK), which has multilingual internet broadcast.

India: An American Child

Even when parents don't plan to stay outside of India for too long, they try and give birth to children in the US despite the lack of family support. The...

Bangladesh: Segregating and Bengali Classes

a bengali in TO writes on sex-segregated schools in Canada and the Middle East, reflecting on personal experiences. “The reason Bengali class was so popular was that it was the...

Armenia: US Election

Life in Armenia says that the results of US congressional elections is good for Armenian causes.

Ethiopian bloggers take on female genital mutilation

The highly sensitive subject of female genital mutilation dominated much of the Ethiopian blogosphere over the past week. The sudden interest was sparked by news that an Ethiopian man had...

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