Interview with Hayfaa Ibrahem Abduqdar, March 23, 2019

Project: I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Hayfaa Ibrahem Abduqdar shared her experiences as a refugee who fled from Baghdad, Iraq in 2005, first to Jordan, then to Philadelphia in 2009. She came to Jordan with her husband, Bajhat Abdulwahed, and her adult daughter, who is now a news announcer in Jordan. Both Hayfaa and Bajhat had worked in broadcast journalism in Baghdad. She describes their arrival in Philadelphia and how they got settled, with the help of Nationalities Services Center. She recalls her husband’s illness and death. She shares some details from her life in Iraq in the 1960s and 70s, when she worked as a news announcer, was first married, and was a new mother.

Interview Accession

2019oh1478_irw0093

Interviewee Name

Hayfaa Ibrahem Abdulqadar

Interviewer Name

Janneken Smucker

Interview Date

2019-03-23

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Abdulqadar, Hayfaa Ibrahem Interview by Janneken Smucker. 23 Mar. 2019. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Abdulqadar, H.I. (2019, March 23). Interview by J. Smucker. I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Abdulqadar, Hayfaa Ibrahem, interview by Janneken Smucker. March 23, 2019, I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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