Baylor University Institute for Oral History

Nasma Abdulkhalik

Baylor University Institute for Oral History
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0:23 - Early memories in Darfur

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Subjects: school, holiday, tribal dance, cows, mongoose, gunshots


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4:06 - The war in Darfur has begun

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Subjects: Janjaweed militia, losing family, running, lack of water, rape, malnutrition, father shot


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13:09 - The War continues

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Subjects: Father being attacked, militia, swords, guns, being caught by the government, water pollution

25:13 - Mass killing and torturing of young boys 26:23 - Coming to Zalingei

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Keywords: "They say you're not a human being."

Subjects: Zalingei, rape, coercion, mother gets sick, United Nations


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29:34 - Going to Kinanah 31:57 - Going to Nyala 35:52 - First refugee camp 36:43 - Back to Darfur

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Subjects: child soldiers, United Nations, family, refugee camps, militias, rape, starvation

46:07 - Second refugee camp

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Subjects: United Nations' aid, mother's exhaustion, hospital, family reuniting, father's sickness, clean water, languages

52:54 - Waiting to be transferred to the United States

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Keywords: "You just look like a dead man or a ghost."

Subjects: ICC International Criminal Court, refugee camps, United Nations, water, Somalia, Sudan, Congo


Hyperlink: ICC - International Criminal Court
62:51 - Imprisonment 65:12 - Time in Kenya 66:45 - Transfer to France 67:37 - Transfer to Mali 68:26 - Transfer to Burkina Faso

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Keywords: "You just feel like a prisoner."

Subjects: lack of education, United States, lying


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72:10 - Coming to the United States

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Subjects: 2010 arrival in the United States, using a phone, getting an apartment

75:14 - Starting middle school 77:28 - Starting High School

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Subjects: bullying, A student, cross country, caring for family

82:12 - Engagement and Marriage

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Subjects: senior year, cross-country, pregnancy

83:44 - Telling her story 84:42 - Friends in High School

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Subjects: China, Burma, Nepal, Mexico, India, Jamaica, computers, clothes, cell phones, cars, hair coloring

87:52 - Having a daughter 88:40 - Legacy

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Subjects: war, thankfulness, United States, school