The Girl Who Smiled Beads

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of “victim” and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks.

Author: Clemantine Wamariya

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780451495341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not—could not—live in that tale.” Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety—perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States; there, in Chicago, their lives diverged. Though their bond remained unbreakable, Claire, who had for so long protected and provided for Clemantine, was a single mother struggling to make ends meet, while Clemantine was taken in by a family who raised her as their own. She seemed to live the American dream: attending private school, taking up cheerleading, and, ultimately, graduating from Yale. Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased. She felt at the same time six years old and one hundred years old. In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of “victim” and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Stepping Stones Read Along

Stepping Stones Read Along

This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children’s writer Margriet Ruurs.

Author: Margriet Ruurs

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781459814929

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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Rama and her family, are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children’s writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr’s work, and, using many of Mr. Badr’s already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Teacher s Guide Classroom Worksheets the Girl Who Smiled Beads A Story of War and What Comes After

Teacher s Guide Classroom Worksheets the Girl Who Smiled Beads  A Story of War and What Comes After

Classroom Worksheets and Activities is a series of books designed to provide teachers ready to use activities with students. The focus of this book is to provide student focused material.

Author: David Lee

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1796437662

Category: Education

Page: 76

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Classroom Worksheets and Activities is a series of books designed to provide teachers ready to use activities with students. The focus of this book is to provide student focused material. Information evaluating, labeling and discussing the text will not be presented in this series.This includes several labeled graphic organizers and advice on how to use them in the classroom. Several of these organizers can be used for assessment.
Categories: Education

Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination

Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination

... whose narrative silencing has been matched by a fascination with seeking to find out or indeed imaginatively ... This is the case in texts such as Clemantine Wamariya's The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After, ...

Author: Anna Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000459173

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination explores how feminist acts of imaginative expression, community-building, scholarship, and activism create new possibilities for women experiencing forced migration in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literature, film, and art from a range of transnational contexts including Europe, the Middle East, Central America, Australia, and the Caribbean, this volume reveals the hitherto unrecognised networks of feminist alliance being formulated across borders, while reflecting carefully on the complex politics of cross-cultural feminist solidarity. The book presents a variety of cultural case-studies that each reveal a different context in which the transcultural feminist imagination can be seen to operate – from the ‘maternal feminism’ of literary journalism confronting the European ‘refugee crisis’ to Iran’s female film directors building creative collaborations with displaced Afghan women; and from artists employing sonic creativities in order to listen to women in U.K. and Australian detention, to LGBTQ+ poets and video artists articulating new forms of queer feminist community against the backdrop of the hostile environment. This is an essential read for scholars in Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist and Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies, and Comparative Literary Studies, as well as for those operating in the fields of Gender and Development Studies and Forced Migration Studies.
Categories: Social Science

Inalienable

Inalienable

Some suggestions include Abdi Nor Iftin's Call Me American, Clemantine Wamariya's The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After, Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You, or the stories of Mu ...

Author: Eric Costanzo

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9781514003053

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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With our witness compromised, numbers down, and reputation sullied, the American church is at a critical crossroads. In order for the church to return to health, we must decenter ourselves from our American idols and be guided by global Christians and the poor, who offer hope from the margins, and the ancient church, refocusing on the kingdom, image, Word, and mission of God.
Categories: Religion

Trauma and Resilience Among Displaced Populations

Trauma and Resilience Among Displaced Populations

The girl who smiled beads: a story of war and what comes after. London, UK: Windmill Books. Womersley, G., & Kloetzer, L. (2018). This is not paranoia, this is real life”: Psychosocial interventions for refugee victims of torture in ...

Author: Gail Theisen-Womersley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030677121

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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This open access book provides an enriched understanding of historical, collective, cultural, and identity-related trauma, emphasising the social and political location of human subjects. It therefore presents a socio-ecological perspective on trauma, rather than viewing displaced individuals as traumatised “passive victims”. The vastness of the phenomenon of trauma among displaced populations has led it to become a critical and timely area of inquiry, and this book is an important addition to the literature. It gives an overview of theoretical frameworks related to trauma and migration—exploring factors of risk and resilience, prevalence rates of PTSD, and conceptualisations of trauma beyond psychiatric diagnoses; conceptualises experiences of trauma from a sociocultural perspective (including collective trauma, collective aspirations, and collective resilience); and provides applications for professionals working with displaced populations in complex institutional, legal, and humanitarian settings. It includes case studies based on the author’s own 10-year experience working in emergency contexts with displaced populations in 11 countries across the world. This book presents unique data collected by the author herself, including interviews with survivors of ISIS attacks, with an asylum seeker in Switzerland who set himself alight in protest against asylum procedures, and women from the Murle tribe affected by the conflict in South Sudan who experienced an episode of mass fainting spells. This is an important resource for academics and professionals working in the field of trauma studies and with traumatised groups and individuals.
Categories: Social Science

Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky

Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil is an extraordinary memoir by a young woman who was displaced in the Rwandan conflict and migrated through seven African countries ...

Author: Francis Musoni

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813178615

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Following historical and theoretical overview of African immigration, the heart of this book is based on oral history interviews with forty-seven of the more than twenty-two thousand Africa-born immigrants in Kentucky. From a former ambassador from Gambia, a pharmacist from South Africa, a restaurant owner from Guinea, to a certified nursing assistant from the Democratic Republic of Congo—every immigrant has a unique and complex story of their life experiences and the decisions that led them to emigrate to the United States. The compelling narratives reveal why and how the immigrants came to the Bluegrass state—whether it was coming voluntarily as a student or forced because of war—and how they connect with and contribute to their home countries as well as to the US. The immigrants describe their challenges—language, loneliness, cultural differences, credentials for employment, ignorance towards Africa, and racism—and positive experiences such as education, job opportunities, and helpful people. One chapter focuses on family—including interviews with the second generations—and how the immigrants identify themselves.
Categories: Social Science

Engaging the Families of ELs and Immigrants

Engaging the Families of ELs and Immigrants

Description of activity: questions will vary from campus to campus, but suggestions include: Does your child feel safe ... The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil (2018) ...

Author: Renee Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000415551

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Learn how to engage the diverse families of English learners (ELs) and immigrants with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELs and immigrant families at school and at home. The book includes information and activities to: Assess current practices Investigate family perceptions and expectations Overcome challenges Improve communication Fund family engagement Fully revised and up-to-date, the new edition shines a much-needed spotlight on immigrant families from numerous homelands and includes a chapter on schools and organizations that have applied many of the ideas in the book for successful partnerships. New online resources include 20 new activities to complement the book chapters, over 50 annotated websites, and additional book recommendations to provide insight into the immigrant experience. The support materials can be found at routledge.com/9780367607548. Organized with the busy educator in mind, the book can be read straight through or section by section to best fit your specific needs. As the demographics of America's schools continue to grow and change, this book guides you to building an inclusive school community in which every family can thrive!
Categories: Education

A Beginner s Guide to America

A Beginner s Guide to America

The Girl Who Smiled Beads : A Story of War and What Comes After . New York : Crown , 2018 . Washington , George . The Papers of George Washington , vol . 6. Edited by W. W. Abbot . Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia , 1997 .

Author: Roya Hakakian

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525656074

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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A stirring, witty, and poignant glimpse into the bewildering American immigrant experience from someone who has lived it. Hakakian's "love letter to the nation that took her in [is also] a timely reminder of what millions of human beings endure when they uproot their lives to become Americans by choice" (The Boston Globe). Into the maelstrom of unprecedented contemporary debates about immigrants in the United States, this perfectly timed book gives us a portrait of what the new immigrant experience in America is really like. Written as a "guide" for the newly arrived, and providing "practical information and advice," Roya Hakakian, an immigrant herself, reveals what those who settle here love about the country, what they miss about their homes, the cruelty of some Americans, and the unceasing generosity of others. She captures the texture of life in a new place in all its complexity, laying bare both its beauty and its darkness as she discusses race, sex, love, death, consumerism, and what it is like to be from a country that is in America's crosshairs. Her tenderly perceptive and surprisingly humorous account invites us to see ourselves as we appear to others, making it possible for us to rediscover our many American gifts through the perspective of the outsider. In shattering myths and embracing painful contradictions that are unique to this place, A Beginner's Guide to America is Hakakian's candid love letter to America.
Categories: Social Science

Study Guide Student Workbook for the Girl Who Smiled Beads A Story of War and What Comes After

Study Guide Student Workbook for the Girl Who Smiled Beads  A Story of War and What Comes After

The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention.

Author: David Lee

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1796438421

Category: Study Aids

Page: 116

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The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character IdentificationEventsLocationVocabularyMain IdeaConflictAnd more as appropriate to the text.
Categories: Study Aids