Guly Motameni and Nooria Hanifi

Recorded March 9, 2020 Archived March 9, 2020 30:13 minutes
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Friends Guly Motameni (58) and Nooria Hanifi (58) talk about how they left Afghanistan in their young adulthood, what Afghanistan was and is like, and why they're thankful for their friendship and lives in the US.

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NH recalls fleeing Afghanistan in 1981, when it was invaded by the USSR. She recalls the journey out of Afghanistan to Germany to the US.
GM recalls how she came to the US from Afghanistan when she had just graduated from high school. She recalls staying in the US because she was ill, and eventually meeting her husband in the US.
NH talks about going back to Afghanistan and what Kabul is like now. GM reflects on what it was like when she lived there and the change in leadership in the country.
GM remembers the good childhood times in Afghanistan. GM and NH recall how they met through the Afghan community in Fresno, CA.
GM says she's thankful for her husband and NH shares her hopes for Afghanistan.


  • Guly Motameni (b. 1950)
  • Nooria Hanifi (b. 1958)

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