Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Selamawi Asgedom
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the history, geography and cultures of Eritrea and Ethiopia. When did civil war break out between these nations? What were conditions of the war like? When did the political upheavals during the 1980s and 1990s originate? What led to the civil war?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the settings of Adi Wahla, Ethiopia, and Sudan. Where did Mawi's family first encounter refugees in Sudan? What were the conditions like there? Also discuss the journey of Mawi's family across the desert to arrive in Sudan. What dangers did the family face?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss Mawi's experiences with bullies while staying at the refugee camp in Sudan. How did Mawi and his brother protect themselves? How was this childhood violence perceived by the adults? What did Mawi learn from his experiences fighting off bullies at the refugee camp?

Essay Topic 4

Describe the political atmosphere of Sudan in...

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