They need to answer one of the questions on the contest website which pertain to civil rights in the Middle East.
Entries can be submitted in English, French, Persian or Arabic.
Despite the expectations Harlem Renaissance had for blacks, the dreams failed to be realized and were therefore deferred.
The speaker states: “What happens to a dream deferred?
Dalia Ziada, 2006 honorable mention, went on to open the North Africa Bureau of the American Islamic Congress in Cairo, Egypt.
Ziada, whose essay was a reflection on growing up in a male-dominated society, made sure that her dream was not deferred.“Harlem: A Dream Deferred” is a very short but meaningful poem that illustrates the mood of African Americans.It portrayed the realistic situation of blacks during the pre-civil rights movement era when they experienced racial prejudice that hindered their hope and kept their dreams deferred.These dreams cannot be realized on time because of the racial discrimination and hard living conditions of African Americans.Through questions that cannot find answers or just negative answers, Hughes demonstrates the negative effect of postponing dreams of black people.Since HAMSA introduced its first contest in 2006, 4,500 essay entries have been submitted, resulting in the rewarding of ,000 and 150 book rewards to top participants. The Dream Deferred Essay Contest has rewarded individuals from the United States, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Morocco, and many other Middle Eastern countries.Topics of winning essays have ranged from dreams of a brighter future, analytic essays, a case study in Kuwait, and testimonies of overcoming struggle and oppression./Or fester like a sore- and then run Does it stink like rotten meat? Not only black literature but other forms of expression... The America that deserves condemnation and the America that he is proud of!of the.....black population more resilient and they would survive long after the torture is over just as they have been surviving for such a long time in this world. Though he mentions about the struggles of African Americans, the race to which he belongs, the suffering that he undergoes is more or less applicable to the struggles of all non-white minority races of America.” (11) An explosion refers to a serious destruction that may be fatal.This final image conveys a desperate and hopeless situation postponing dreams puts African Americans in.