Reminiscences of Fahima Danishgar : oral history, 2002-2003.
Graduate Student, Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Scope and Contents
Background: born Herat, Afghanistan, childhood in Kabul, immigration to United States 1987; education: B.A. Brooklyn College, M.A. political science City University of New York Graduate Center; memories of Afghanistan: 1960s freedom for women, communism and Soviet rule, social conditions under Taliban 1996, commitment to Afghan women, discussion of Women for Afghan Women organization, co-founder of Women in Islamic Scriptures; 9/11: phone call from best friend, television images of World Trade Center [WTC], instant fear of Arab demonization, concern for Afghanistan, sister in vicinity of WTC; post-9/11: Madison Square Park rally; memories of downtown Manhattan, media focus on Iraq, discussion of diversity, perception of father's religious values.
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