I am currently studying Chinese Language as an elective subject in my Degree programme. One of the assignment in the syllabus is to do a story review from a book written by a famous writer from Taiwan, Professor Li Jia Tong. There are 189 short stories in this book and I've finished all of them. But this one short story left a really deep impression in me -- "I Am Only Eight Years Old" (direct translation la... )
This story is about a Rwanda child expressing her feelings when she was on the run from riots. This story was inspired by a picture below. This is one passage that I really felt like crying after reading.
This picture was taken by a reporter Kyle Carter. This picture won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. Carter got the highest honour every reporter can ever dreamed of. But months after he received this prize, Carter killed himself. Why? Maybe his conscious is guilty. The child in the picture was at the verge of starving to death. There was a vulture next to her, waiting for her to die, so that it can devour her body. When the picture was released, the public felt sorry for the child, even some accusing Carter for being cold-blooded.
But honestly, how much do WE care about hunger and starvation issues around the world?