The concepts of ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ came from post-colonial literature to discussion about immigration literature. In post-colonial literature ‘Self’ is superior to ‘Other’. Whatever belongs to ‘Self’ is positive, superior and good and whatever belongs to ‘Other’ is negative, inferior and bad. All of these are true about the immigration literature. Immigrants depart their own country and reside in the host country. In fact they live in an in-between space (See Farahzad 2004). In this space and in the society of the host country, they are considered as ‘Other’ and residents of the host country are ‘Self’. Immigrant writers reflect their situation as ‘Other’ in their works. Most of them are deprived from legal and human rights and they are considered as second rate citizens. All of these cases have representation in immigration literature.
The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 by John Flanagan ADVENTURE
I’m a new John Flanagan fan — this was such a well-written story of a young, father-less boy named Hal whose mom was an Araluen slave. To survive the town’s prejudice against him, he is helped by another outcast, his dead father’s former shipmate, a one-armed recovering drunk. When it’s time for his Brotherband training, he becomes the leader of a rag-tag group of boys. They’ll complete against better, stronger teams who don’t always play fair . The stakes are high and Hal must win even with his group of misfits.
Coe College and Cornell College have jointly received a $10,000 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNG) award to help purchase a new scientific instrument that will aid in a wide variety of experiments. The grant was awarded jointly to the Coe and Cornell Chemistry Departments to be used toward the purchase of a portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF). Although primarily used in chemistry, the instrument will be available for use by faculty and students in a variety of academic disciplines, including geology, art, archaeology, biology and physics.