Dionne Daniels27 April 2011Essay ProposalThe work I have selected to refer to in my globalization essay for the ePortfolio is thenovel
The Dark Child
. I chose this particular work because I was most able to relate to the bookswe read rather than the speakers and films we watched and listened to. What has sparked myinterest in
The Dark Child
is how the globalization affected young CamaraLaye and how he isencouraged to pursue a higher education versus living by traditional African customs. On a broader topic, I will be researching the aspects of cultural globalization on the younger Africans.I want to show how it stimulates a want in a number of individuals to diverge away from thenorm and move toward a western idealsor mixture of both cultures.I personally like the idea of cultures integrating and learning to except the differences of other people. However, I do see how some disagree and argue that excessive mixing of culturescan lead to loss of tradition and one uniformed world. I am looking forward to doing further study in the positive and negative effects of globalization of young Africans.I will write about how African schools compare to other nationally well-known schools.I believe the African students who are sponsored by international funds experience a greater globalization because that tends to go to school outside of Africa, therefor becoming exposedhead on with other cultures. There are some graduates who do not return home and those whodo bring back new cultures and new ideas of life.