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World Lit--Global Lit Novel Post 1/27/16

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Tyler Rueter
03:23 PM ET (US)
I am reading "When I was a Soldier" by Valeire Zenatti. The book is 235 pages and I stopped at page 85.
Vocab Words:
1. Incontrovertibly- not open to question or dispute
2. Brandishing- to shake or wave, as a weapon
3. Nostalgia- a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life.
4. Bac- means maturity but in is book its what they call there big 5 day test.
5. Kibbutz- a communal settlement in Israel, typically a farm
Augie Johnson
12:13 PM ET (US)
I am reading "War Child: A Child Soldier's Story" by Emmanuel Jal. The book has 256 pages and I am on page 93.
Vocab Words:
1. SPLA - the abbreviation for the Sudan People's Liberation Army.
2. Kun Ke Bom - Meaning "sex by force", basically Sudanese for rape.
3. Tukul - Literally means "a hut", but is referred to as a place of living
4. Riek - An altar used to sacrifice to a god, normally found in homes
5. Murahaleen - Arab fighters for the SLA (?), which is the rebel Arab force fighting the SPLA.
Tristan Grauel
11:57 AM ET (US)
I am reading the book "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Solider" by Ishmael Beah. The book has 229 pages and I stopped at page 79.
Vocab Words:
1. Crapes - sneakers
2. Kamor - Teacher
3. Sleepers - Flip Flops
4. Waleh - Slate
5. Carseloi - Spider
Colter Quinn
09:18 AM ET (US)
The book I am reading is "The Bite of The Mango" and it has 207 pages and I stopped on page 90.

1. A boy's family can choose a future wife for him from childhood and vis versa.
2. The parents choose their daughters' husbands at puberty.
3. Before the wife or girl in the family can go any where, they must ask and the male must approve.
4. There are some tribes where a woman is left alone to go through the process of labor, and she’s not supposed to make noise even if she’s in pain; it’s believed to be strength.
5. It is believed that some women if they don't like their baby that they can throw it in the bush, but thats not allowed anymore.
Sidney Olson
02:57 PM ET (US)
The book I am reading is "SOLD" and has 263 pages, I stopped at page 136.

1. Lassi- Lassi is a drink blended of yogurt, spices, and sometimes fruit. The drink originated from India.
2. Roti- Roti can be described as an Indian subcontinent flatbread, made from stoneground wholemeal flour.
3. Rickshaw- A rickshaw is a light two wheeled hooded vehicle drawn by one or more people.
4. Rupee- The rupee is the name for the currency of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan.
5. Saajh- Saajh means day in the Nepali language.
Tyler Renken
02:50 PM ET (US)
I am reading When I Was a Soldier. Today I reached to page 121 out of 235 pages. A. 1.Bac means maturity but in Is book its what they call there big 5 day test. 2.Kibbutz a communal settlement in Israel, typically a farm. 3. Wane means (of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size. 4.Sententious means given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner. 5. Milouimnik is a weird word but the book says it means a soldier in reserves.
Alex Klein
02:49 PM ET (US)
My book is Sunrise Over Fallujah and as of today I have read 112 pages out of 282 pages.
1. Oud=a musical instrument used in the middle east. It is similar to a lute or a guitar.
2.Sheik=An Arabic term for a tribal elder or leader.
3.Red Crescent=The middle east version of the Red Cross.
4.Jihad=The Islamic system of protecting their beliefs.
5.Fedayeen=A group of guerrilla fighters that were loyal to Saddam Hussein.
Hunter Hanley
02:49 PM ET (US)
I am reading No Ordinary Day. Today I stopped on page 147 of 155 pages.
      1.BollyWood is an India film industry, based in Mumbai which used to be called Bombay.
      2.Cheroot is a small hand rolled cigar.
      3.Kurta is a long, loose skirt the female normally are seen wearing.
      4.Tuk-tuk is a three wheeled vehicle used for transportation in high traffic areas.
      5. A rickshaw is a cart pull ether on foot or on a bicycle usually used for sale carts on the go.
Brianna Opitz
02:48 PM ET (US)
I am reading Thura's Diary and it has 131 pages and today I got to page 80.
1. Women who live in cites of Iraq don't have to follow this rule, however if you live in the country side women traditionally wear black cloaks.
2. Their family dog can not be in the house while the parents are praying because Muslims have to wash in a special way before saying their prayers and if you touch the dog you aren't clean anymore.
3. On Saturday Muslims pray in the mosque, just like on Sundays Christians go to church. Saturday is a very special day for their traditions.
4.In their culture, sacrificing a lamb in the name of God is a tradition after something good has happened to a family.
5.In the village women's whole body has to be covered and they have to walk and not make eye contact with anyone. Women can't life their eyes to somebody's face, they have to behave like someone who is shy or embarrassed.
02:46 PM ET (US)
I am reading A Girl Named Disaster and I've read 173/293.
1. Wives are paid for, each having a bride-price or roora.
2. They give offerings to spirits, such as the njuzu water spirits.
3. After someone dies, many precautions are took to make sure witches don't disturb the body.
4. They believe wild gardenias cause witches to go mad and walk over the nearest cliff.
5. Each family has a animal totem from the father, and if a person of that family eats the animal of their totem, various bad things can happen to that person.
Jenna Wendell
02:45 PM ET (US)
My book is Thunder over Kandahar with 247 pages and i am currently at page 181.
B. Identify and explain FIVE 5 distinct cultural practices or traditions you have noted thus far. Use complete sentences.
~The woman must not travel without a man with them.
~ The woman must wear burkas when leaving the house.
~ When the girls of the house are at least 14, the man of the may decided when they marry and who they marry
~ If a husbands first wife is killed, he then gets to marry any woman he of his choice
~ If girls are in school, they must not be taught along side the boys.
Kara Nytroe
02:45 PM ET (US)
I'm reading My Forbidden Face and I ended my book on page 100 of 209 pages.
Mujahideen- warriors of the faith.
Pseudonym- a fictitious name.
Chadri-shroud which covers the body from head to foot usually worn by women.
Mahram- unmarriageable child with whom sexual intercourse would be considered incestuous
Kalashnikkovs- rifle
Taylor Otheim
02:44 PM ET (US)
I am reading Things fall apart. Today I stopped on pg. 127 of 152 pages.

1. Egwugwu: a person who dresses up like a god to act on the "will of the nine gods". They are often violent and show up at many funerals and social gatherings. They also act as the village court system.
2. Ilo- village meeting place. This is where all village meetings are held. If a clan wants to declare war, it must be declared at the Ilo.
3. Obanje- This is a child that dies before the age of three. They are believed to be cursed.When the child has died, its body is mutilated with a razor to make sure it is dead, then thrown into the "evil forest."Also believed that the child, if not mutilated, will come back and crawl back into the mothers womb.
4. Ochu- Crime against the clan or village. One of the greatest Ochus is converting to the "white man's" religion.
5. Foo-foo: Dish made from mashed up yams, one of the most common crops. The men and the men only can mash this up.
Jordan Lueth
02:44 PM ET (US)
I read No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis and I read to page 100 out of 155 pages.
1) cheroot: Is a small hand-rolled cigar that people smoke.
2) kurta: Is a long, loose shirt that they wear.
3) roti: Is a round flatbread that people like to eat.
4) tuk-tuk: Is a three-wheeled vehicle that helps with transportation.
5) pakora: It's a deep fried snack, generally made with vegetables dipped in batter. People really like this snack.
Jacob Rohan
02:43 PM ET (US)
My Book is Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers 282pg 63pg.
1.One of the cultural things is they wrap their dead in cloth.
2.The people there are used to war and people dying and they treat it like an everyday thing.
3.The kids are dressed in american clothes.
4.Where a loved one is killed they try to clean the spot.
5. Women Have to cover themselves.
Emilee Mitchell
02:43 PM ET (US)
I'm reading Lost Boy, Lost Girl. Today I stopped on pg. 124 of 158 pgs
1. In the Dinka Tribe women made scars on their body as a sign on beauty
2. Men have to sacrifice their life to be initiated
3. Some married women had their bottom lips stretched out by piercing and weighting them
4. People of the tribe would pretend they were sick to get medicine powder from the UN to make them not as weak
5. When Dinka girls and boys would walk together it is a sign that they are dating
Edited 01-27-2016 02:43 PM
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