Sun Mar 26 2017 02:22 • 15 min
The Malian-Dutch Emma tries her utmost best to feel home in the Netherlands, but encounters hardships living in-between two cultures.
Three years ago, Emma (13) moved from Mali to the Netherlands. At primary school, Emma felt different from others: on the outside because of her skin color and on the inside because of her culture. She didn’t know how to fit in, and her classmates began bullying her. Now she goes to middle school and feels much better. She has more courage to express herself and realized that transforming her feelings into songs helps a lot.
Just like any other child of her generation, Emma lives in a world where the clash between cultures and religions are getting worse and worse.