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Reminiscences of Shekaiba Wakili : oral history, 2001-2003.

Creator: Wakili, Shekaiba, 1969-
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 74 p. sound recordings: 3 sound cassettes (70, 87 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Born Kabul, Afghanistan; childhood: immigration to Bellmore, NY, challenges of the assimilation process; education: B.A. State University of New York College at Old Westbury, M.A. Teachers College at Columbia University; career: teacher and photographer; family struggles; 9/11: student reactions; post-9/11: school district responses, family immigration problems; Afghan-Muslim female identity, racism; pregnancy; reflections on religion; limitations on civil rights in U.S., ambivalence regarding disappointment in U.S. foreign policy, disapproval at the use of Afghan women for personal or professional gain.


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