Tag Archives: Oral History

Story-Sewing & Writing Social History

I recall the past, I talk about the present & I outlook the future through narrating. Is it possible for me to do all that through sewing? Would I be able to weave my stories the way I tell them? Is it possible for the ordinary (needle & thread) to shape acts of free-will towards psychological, political & social liberty ... Read More »

Who dares to defy the people’ will? Who dares to chain Egypt for an hour?

"We know who caused our wounds\ we know and gathered\ we, labor peasants and students \ we began walking through a path without return\ a new era began\victory drew closer than our eyes\ victory drew closer than our hands." Ahmad Fuad Nejm ***** Young people, full of life, wanted to achieve social justice and put an end to the reign ... Read More »

The Political Role of Palestinian Women in 1950-1965

In our efforts to investigate Palestinian woman participation in politics during the 1950’s till the mid 1960’s, we addressed narrators, men and women. We had certain knowledge of the deficiency in written history regarding women participation in politics during that time period. This deficiency is in particular related to documenting Palestinian women participation within Arab organizational parties, and their work ... Read More »

Scheherazade Says: A Story from the Gaza Massacre

It was the fifth day of the barbaric Israeli air, land and sea aggressions on the proud Gaza Strip. The Israeli forces attacked with tanks, naval vessels and military aircrafts. On the eleventh hour of a Wednesday night, on the 31st of December of the year 2008, being the fourth of Muharram of the year 1430 AH; Na’eema said: Al ... Read More »

The Political Role of Palestinian Women in the 1940’s

In our efforts to investigate Palestinian woman participation in politics during the 1940’s we addressed narrators, men and women. We had certain knowledge of the deficiency in the written history regarding women participation in politics in the 1940’s, in particular during the period 1939-1947. In addition we investigated the role of the secret women organization “Zahrat Al-Uqhuwan” as the history ... Read More »

Bibliography of Palestinian Oral History

The Administration of Planning and Development of Women published this documentary book as part of the activity that the Palestinian establishments had during the 50th anniversary of the Nakbah in 1948. Along the same lines of the international directives to empower women to change their negative model through highlighting the positive images of women by all means; there came the ... Read More »