Points of View

Abdikadir Moalim Abukar

The Importance of education:

Education is the way to success. Without education the world would become pitch black and no one would be able to live.

  1. Without education life would not exist.
  2. Without education there would be no peace.
  3. Love among the youth:
    • No life without love
    • No world without love
    • No peace without love
    • No relationship without love
    • No reproduction without love
    • Love brings peace and harmony
    • Without love the world will not exist
  4. World:
    • The world is rotating
    • And the people are acting
    • And the time is going
    • The rivers are flowing
    • The people are reproducing
    • The people are inventing many things
    • Some are dying, some are growing
    • I don’t really know where the world is going

Happening Now

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

  • The poetic documentary Songs Still Sung: Voices from the Tsunami Shores, written and co-produced by Takako ARAI and creatively subtitled into English by a class of UI students of Japanese, will be screened at the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, on-line 10/7-14/2021.

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