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Inspiration Behind the Display

Ishmael Beah is the author of "A Long Way Gone," which was the campus reader project this year. He is a native of Sierra Leone, who at the age of 12 tragically lost his entire family at the hands of a brutal civil war. He was enlisted as a child soldier and was forced to not only witness but commit horrific crimes, at the risk of losing his own life. The book tells the true account of his childhood, what he went through and the miraculous recovery that followed.

Last updated by ascool on 03/23/2009

West Africa Exhibit Online

The Inspiration Behind This Display

Last updated by ascool on 03/23/2009

Interview- West Africa Exhibit

A Conversation with John Sherman

John Sherman is an Indianapolis enterpreneur who served in the peace corp in Nigeria and Malawi in the late 1960s. During the Nigerian Civil War, he joined the Red Cross to help with the relief effort.

Follow the link below to view the video of the Diversity Fellows' interview with Mr. Sherman on April 10th, 2009.

Last updated by siraghav on 04/24/2009

External Links- West Africa Exhibit

The Eiteljorg Gallery of African Art @ the Indiana Museum of Art

Last updated by siraghav on 04/24/2009

West Africa Exhibit

Welcome to the 2008-2009 Diversity Fellows' West Africa Exhibit Online!

Last updated by siraghav on 04/24/2009

Southwest Asia- Interviews

Watch these videos of IUPUI students and faculty talk to the diversity fellows about life in their home country.

Steve Saed

Country: Israel

Engineering major, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

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Yasir Issa al-Khalaf

Country: Iraq 

Chemistry major, Purdue School of Science

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May Jafari

Country: Iran 

Science, Engineering & Technology, Informatics, and Nursing Librarian

University Library

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Last updated by siraghav on 11/20/2008

Southwest Asia- Recommended Films

Ranging from documentaries to big-screen blockbusters, check out these cinematic works about Southwest Asia and its people.

Last updated by siraghav on 11/20/2008

Southwest Asia- Recommended Books

Learn more about the countries and people of Southwest Asia! Delve into contemporary works on the history, politics and culture of the region by checking out the books listed below from the IUPUI University Library and other IU libraries.

Last updated by siraghav on 12/01/2008

Southwest Asia

Welcome to the 2008-2009 Diversity Fellows' Southwest Asia Exhibit Online! Here you can find our recommendations on books and films about the region selected from the IU libraries catalog, as well as watch videos online of our exclusive interviews with students and faculty from the region.

Our exhibit on the first floor of the University Library is up until January so check it out when you are dropping by the area! The exhibit is in two display cases located in the lounge behind the entrance staircase.

Last updated by alangley on 10/13/2009

About Me

Hi, I'm Sindhu Raghavan and I am a UL Diversity Fellow 2008-09.

I am starting my senior year at IUPUI pursuing degrees in psychology and economics.

I am from Chennai, India where I finished high school before coming to IUPUI as an international student. I have lived in Saudi Arabia for seven years as a child, which was my first experience with a world outside of my own country and culture.

Last updated by siraghav on 08/19/2008