Its heavy, but I am able to carry it. Why? Because Im an African woman. An African woman carries heavy loads anyway. Thats how we are trained; we are brought up that nothing is unbearable. I use that now, positively. I use that now to have the thick skin that I have, and not fear, and move forward, and push; and push forward.
By: Joyce Banda
I saw the first of the 7-mile-long column appear - red and orange and green banners, Ban the Bomb! etc., shining and swaying slowly. Absolute silence. I found myself weeping to see the tan, dusty marchers, knapsacks on their backs - Quakers and Catholics, Africans and whites, Algerians and French - 40 percent were London housewives.
By: Sylvia Plath
American high school culture was impenetrable to me, and very cliquey: you had the Hispanics, the African Americans, the surfer guys and the goths and the immigrants. The jocks and the surfers got the girls. By the time Id got to grips with it, Id graduated.
By: Khaled Hosseini