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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 near the sea. He then talks about his journey to study abroad in Egypt at an early age. He…

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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 1943 in Palestine in Yafa, Shihab-Eldin remembers very little about his birthplace which he…

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In this interview, former Secretary General for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Abdullah Bishara, talks about his personal history starting with his family’s background as sailors and merchants. Born in 1936, Bishara…

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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 in the 1960s. She focuses during the first part of the interview on talking about the many…

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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 Sabah school in 1949 and recalls his memories of Al Sawaber neighborhood. He describes the…

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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 education and the difference between parenting back then and now. In her description of…

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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 were filled with friendships, academic excellence, and the closeness of the Kuwaiti…

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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 animals with his grandmother. He describes his relationship with his parents and how they…

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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 growing up in a mixed community of hadar and badu. He talks about the different activities…

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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 extended families and then relocating to Salmiya. He describes the old neighborhoods,…
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