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A minority with noticeable physical attributes ethnic background and religious affiliationyet what this statement fails to capture is the enormous amount of discrimination and hatred the Hazara community face on a daily basis Almost everyday hundreds of people are being hurt or killed due to acts of terrorism In Fabio Gredas In the Sea There Are Crocodiles Enaiatollah a Shia Muslim ten year old boy is left to face the violence from the Taliban a group who are Sunni Muslims This tension cannot be resolved in any abstract way cultural critic Stephen Greenblatt argues for in given historical circumstances structures of power seek to mobilize some individuals and immobilize others History constantly features minority groups that are repressed to the point of immobility and the Hazara people are no different Using brute force ethnic cleansing and restrictions on educationsand mobility the Taliban create tension that will not disappearleavingpeople like Enaiatollah growing accustomed to this lifestyle However throughout the novel Enaiatollah finds ways to escape the immobility that the Taliban are trying to enforce and makes his way to ItalyMost people imagine their childhood as carefree the only real responsibility would be to attend school but for Hazara children their upbringing is vastly different Beginning at a young age Hazara boys are at a disadvantage when at times their education is cut off Enaiatollah experiences this first hand when his school is shut down by the Taliban and his teacher murdered in front of his eyes Enaiatollah remarks From that day on the school was closed and without school life is like ashesEnaiatollah is saying that for him not having school takes away an important piece of his life Enaiatollah goes on to claim they stop children from studying because theyre afraid those children might come to understand that they dont do what they do for God but for themselves The shutting down of the school is said to have been
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