Thursday, January 16, 2014

Amal Osman

My name is Amal Osman. I have five siblings including me. I am the Middle child, which is sometimes not easy. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and move here November 26, 2006.  My native language is Swahili but even though I don't speak Somali I understand it very well. I currently live with my grandma. My parents decided to stay back in Africa. I haven't seen them for almost seven years now. My favorite color is green because it is the color of nature. I especially love the color green because of grass. For a long time, I grew up in places with four or five inches of grass. But the most important reason as to why I love the color green is mainly because since we owned lots of farm animals it made it to let them to just stay close to the shed and eat glass. Something unique about me is that I have ridden a camel about ten times in my life time.
Something that struck to me as important in the book Essay Connection Today was the essay by Elie Wiesel, “Why I Write: Making No Become Yes”. It was the will to stand up and tell the world that even though those who have already died and left this world aren’t really to be forgotten. “The fear of forgetting remains the main obsession of all those who have passed through the universe of the damned” Wiesel pg.24. Just reading that part of the easy made it very important, because in today’s world that is true. People forget really fast of the past and history behind things. So I guess he felt like he should be one to remember and write about the past and those who are forgotten. Even though he really doesn’t like the idea of doing it.  


  1. I agree that people forget the past a lot. I think this essay shows how important it is to remember it.

  2. green is my favorite color too. Ridden a camel is so hard for me but you are amazing

  3. I think having a big family is a fun and enjoy because when will you get any trouble they will be behind you.

  4. I give you so much credit for being away from your parents, you are a very strong person to be able to handle that! It was nice meeting you the first day of class and I can't wait to get to know you through out the semester!


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