Baylor University Institute for Oral History

Khaled Handhal

Baylor University Institute for Oral History
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0:30 - Early life in Kutum

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Keywords: "I was born where hunger is everywhere."

Subjects: Kutum, 1973, desert, boarding schools, no public service, no policemen or government or hospital or electricity


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6:46 - Early memories of fighting

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Subjects: grouping in tribe, fighting for rights, rebel movements, injustice


Hyperlink: Darfur Wars
8:17 - Reform movements in college

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Subjects: government, Geneina, Al-Fashir, lack of political representation, haphazard fighting groups


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12:04 - Emergence of Janjaweed Militias

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Subjects: 2003, celebration of a newborn, Janjaweed Militias, Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, stealing


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16:00 - War develops

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Subjects: business school, working in the pension department, applying for a job in Nyala, government searching for educated people, capital Khartoum, Libya


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19:17 - Leaving Darfur

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Subjects: Khartoum, people fighting the government in Jebel Marrah, cassette tapes, Libya, Kia car company


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21:38 - Returning to Sudan

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Subjects: May 2007, displacement, Al-Fashir, Germany, Switzerland, France, Khartoum, rape, kidnapping, Doctors without Borders, refugee camp

29:06 - Killing by the Janjaweed

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Subjects: fighting, killing, rape, Janjaweed militia, Save the Children, beheading

33:25 - Beginning work with the Red Cross

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Subjects: refugee camps, returning to Darfur in 2007, Al-Fashir, first time flying in an airplane in 2007, rebel parties, Janjaweed, government, visiting displaced people

37:43 - When the Janjaweed militias attack

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Subjects: burning villages, rape, plunder, taking slaves, imprisonment, families being separated, Chad, Kenya, Central Africa

38:38 - Working in the field with the Red Cross

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Subjects: collecting/delivering letters, reuniting families, medical care to all wounded warriors, war prisoners, protection, translation in the field, ex-patriots, field officers, learning from displaced villagers

45:05 - Family during the War

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Subjects: Janjaweed militia, Amu district, Musa Hilal, Kassab, Kutum, Khartoum, father handling a shop


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51:35 - Concluding work with the Red Cross

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Keywords: Red Cross being removed from Darfur

52:13 - Leaving Sudan to come to the United States

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Keywords: "Everybody leaves that country as a refugee."

Subjects: Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, Kenya, United Nations, Diversity Visa, China, India, Libya, Dublin, New York, Cairo, exit interview

56:22 - Transitioning to life in the United States

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Subjects: working in a friend's grocery store

57:49 - Meeting his wife

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Subjects: Dafurian Association of Greater Houston, YMCA, Lions Club, Medicaid

60:04 - Concluding thoughts

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Partial Transcript: "I’m just helpless. Those people there, there’s nothing showing up or—over there, there wasn’t no waiting for any kind of solution. That’s what I’m trying to say. They will continue to suffer, you know. And the killers are free. They are selecting everyone today. Until today, they can select anyone to kill. They can select anyone to kill."

Subjects: injustice, continuous suffering