Mahendran Thiruvarangan Oral History Interview
At the time of this interview, Mahendran Thiruvarangan ('Thiru') is a senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna Department of Linguistics and English, and is a scholar who focuses on postcolonial literatures, the relationships between land and literature, radical democracy, and nationalism and co-existence. He received his PhD in English in 2019 from the City University of New York.
Fram Haveliwala Oral History Interview
The interview was conducted as part of SAADA's ACFP 2021-2022. This interviewee described his migration experience to the United States from Karachi, Pakistan. As a very young child, his migration experience was described based upon family conversations and memories he remembers of coming to Houston, Texas.
Anahita Sidhwa Oral History Interview
The interview was conducted as part of SAADA's ACFP 2021-2022. This interviewee discussed her childhood life and neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan, her experience as an international student in 1975 at the East-West Center in Hawaii. She shared memories of moving with her husband to Oklahoma and eventually settling down in Coppell Dallas, Texas since 1980.
Havovi Cooper Oral History Interview
The interview was conducted as part of SAADA's ACFP 2021-2022. This interviewee discussed her childhood and family life in a Parsi neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan, her experience living as an international student in Marshall, Minnesota and eventually settling down in New York City.
Roshni Rustomji-Kerns Oral History Interview
The interview was conducted as part of SAADA's ACFP 2021-2022. This interviewee discussed her early childhood and family life in Karachi and Mumbai before and after the Partition of India and Pakistan. She described the differences and similarities of being brought up as a Parsi woman in India and Pakistan.
Zarrah Birdie Oral History Interview
The interview was conducted as part of SAADA's ACFP 2021-2022. This interviewee discussed her experience as a young Zoroastrian woman growing up in a Zoroastrian neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan. She shared her experiences of moving to California in the early 2000s.
Freaba Morrad Oral History Interview
Freaba is an Afghan-American woman who was born and raised in the U.S. She talks about being an Afghan woman, how war and displacement has impacted her and her family's lives and the connection that she feels to her roots back home. She talks about education, holding various identities, and gender norms and roles here in the U.S. and in Afghanistan.
Angela Nawang Oral History Interview
Angela Nawang speaks about her experience growing up in boarding school in India and coming to New York, limitations of identity, and multiple marginalizations.
In this slideshow, you will see:
Mount Hermon School Kindergarten class picture. Angela is seated in front of the school’s main doors, front row 3rd seat from right to left.
Sahar's Life in Afghanistan
In this slideshow, you will see:
A presentation that Sahar partook in called '16 Days of Activism' where they advocated for gender equality and against gender-based violence in 2020. Sahar says that the popular narrative about Afghan women is that they need saving, however, many Afghan women are fighting for equality in every aspect.