Elhassan, Zoya

Elhassan, Zoya
Elhassan, Zoya, interviewee; Tohno, Akiko, 1981-, interviewer; Elturk, Ghada, videographer;
Date Recorded:
Date digitized:
August 20, 2014
Length of interview:
43 minutes, 11 seconds

Zoya Elhassan emigrated from Sudan to Boulder eight years ago. In this interview, she describes where she lived in Sudan, near the capital city of Khartoum, some of the traditions of her homeland that she treasured—such as the warm, supportive social structure among women and the elaborate wedding customs; the reason that she and her husband immigrated to the United States; how she adjusted to life here, learned English, and created friendships; her enjoyment of the beautiful landscape and the friendly, helpful people she has met here; and how she now considers Boulder her home. She has special praise for the Boulder Public Library, its Outreach Program, and former outreach director Ghada Elturk for being instrumental in helping her feel at home in Boulder.




immigrants, Colorado, Boulder
Libraries and adult education, Colorado, Boulder
Original Format:
digital mini DV
This interview is one of a series done by the Boulder Public Library Outreach Program with members of the English conversation class.
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