Monday, March 09, 2009

prof may seikaly interviewed on palestinian women's oral histories

An Al Jazeera Everywoman interview of May 2008 with Palestinian professor May Seikaly of Wayne State University who has collected hundreds of stories from Palestinian women over the past 20 years. She speaks of the importance of oral history in recording the voices of those whose history is not written and whose suffering is untold. She has more recently carried out an oral history project on Gulf women, who displayed very varied reactions to the rapid developments in their countries. (As a bonus the programme includes a separate item on a doula, ie birth assistant or companion).

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