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Thuraya Al-Baqsami ثريا البقصمي

Thurayya Al-Baqsami talks about her early childhood memories between a boarding school in Lebanon and the neighborhoods of old Kuwait. She talks about how these…
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Hussain Al-Youha حسين اليوحة‌

In this interview Hussain Al-Youha talks about being born in Dubai and his early childhood memories of moving to Kuwait. He talks about living in Sharq with two…
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Fareed Abdal فريد عبدال

Fareed Abdal begins the interview by talking about living near Fireej Shiyookh, Al-Dasma, and later in Fintas. He recalls his childhood memories in Fintas and…
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Waleed Al-Rujaib وليد الرجيب

Waleed Al-Rujaib starts the interview by talking about growing up in Hawali. He recalls living with his extended family and his early memories of tending…
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Sarah Akbar سارة أكبر

In her interview, Sarah Akbar takes us to the beginning of her childhood in Magwa’a and recalls her fond memories of the oil fields. She recollects times that…
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Louloua Al-Mulla لولوة الملا

In her interview, Louloua Al-Mulla talks about her birth place in Sharq. She talks about her childhood and family in the 1940s. She describes her middle school…
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Sami Mohammad سامي محمد

In this interview, artist Sami Mohammad talks about his life starting with his early childhood in Sharq in the early 1940s. He talks about his education in Al…
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Claudia Alrashoud كلوديا الرشود

Born in Riverside, California in 1957, Claudia Farkas Al Rashoud talks about her childhood growing up in a suburban neighborhood and going to elementary school…
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Abdullah Bishara عبدالله بشارة

In this interview, former Secretary General for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Abdullah Bishara, talks about his personal history…
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Adnan Shihab-Eldin عدنان شهاب…

In this interview, Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin talks about his personal history starting with his family’s background and their travels around the region. Born in…
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Abdulatif Al Hamad عبداللطيف الحمد

In this brief but rich interview, Mr. Abdulatif Alhammad takes us to the beginning of his childhood in Salmiya and recalls his earliest memories of growing up…
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Faisal Al-Ayyar فيصل العيار

Born in Al-Jahra in 1954, Mr. Faisal Al-Ayyar starts the interview by recalling his childhood memories and growing up surrounded by nature. He then talks about…
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Mama Anisa ماما أنيسة

In this interview, Anisa Mohammad Jafar (famous for Mama Anisa) starts with her earliest childhood memories in Saihad Jibla (in Kuwait City) in the 1930s. she…
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Salam Kaoukji سلام قاوقجي

Born in Egypt in 1947, Salam Kaoukji starts the interview with her earliest childhood memories in Cairo. she talks about her upbringing and early education in…
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Hamza Olayan حمزة عليان

Born in a small village in Lebanon, Hamza Olayan starts the interview with his earliest childhood memories with his siblings and friends. He talks about his…
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Bader Buresli بدر بورسلي

In this interview, Kuwaiti poet Bader Buresli starts with his childhood in Sharq and Almurqab. He talks about his earliest memories in Bin ‘Aqool Neigborhood,…
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Abdulmohsin Muzaffar عبد المحسن…

Born in 1939, Abdulmohsin Muzaffar starts this interview with his childhood in Sharq. He talks about his earliest memories in the house he grew up in, the…
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Mohammad Al-Rumaihi محمد الرميحي

Born in 1942, Kuwaiti sociologist Dr. Mohammad Alrumaihi starts the interview with talking about his childhood and family background. He speaks about his…
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Lulwah Al-Qatami لولوة القطامي

Born in 1931, Lulwah Alqatami begins the interview with her earliest childhood memories in Sharq. She talks about her parents’ support and encouragement…
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Mohammad Al-Sanousi محمد السنعوسي

In this interview, politician and director Mohammad Alsanousi, starts with his childhood in Alsalhiya, Jibla. He talks about his earliest memories including…
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Abdeen Al-Sayegh عابدين الصايغ

Born in 1929, Abdeen Alsayegh is considered one of the few Kuwaitis who witnessed the shift from pre-oil Kuwait to modern Kuwait as an adult. He starts this…
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Ruqaya Alkout ‌رقية…

Born in the early 1950s, Ruqaya Alkout is the first Kuwaiti female director who was famous for directing Seif Al-Arab, a post-liberation play about Saddam…
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Aamal Al-Sayer آمال الساير

Born in Almurqab in 1956, Aamal Alsayer starts the interview with a brief family background and early childhood in Alqadsiyya. She then talks about her frequent…
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Laila Ahmad ليلى أحمد

Born in 1955, Laila Ahmad is one of the first female Khaliji critics who worked in several magazines, newspapers, and television shows. The interview starts…
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Layla Al-Maleh ليلى المالح

Born in Damascus in 1947, Layla Al-Maleh begins the interview by speaking about her family and childhood in Syria. She sheds light on the nature of Syrian…
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Farouk Abdulaziz الفاروق عبدالعزيز

Born in El Mahalla El Kubra in Egypt in 1946, film critic Farouk Abdulaziz recounts in this interview rich details of his life. Abdulaziz begins the interview…
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Khaled Al-Harban خالد الحربان

Born in 1944, the famous sports commentator Khaled Al-Harban begins this interview by speaking about his childhood in Al-Matabbah neighborhood in Sharq, and…
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Eissa Al-Ghanim عيسى الغانم

Born in Sharq in 1937, writer and researcher in Kuwaiti heritage, Eissa Fahad Al-Ghanim, begins this interview by speaking about his childhood in Al-Aqoul…