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This interview was conducted in Voorheesville, NY and Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 2, 2019. The interviewer was Jayathri Fernando (14), and the subject was Jayanthi, her grandmother (78). Jayanthi describes her childhood in Sri Lanka as well as her...
Talked about our favorite books, sang our favorite songs, talked about all our extended family / our family history and remembered what we did this year.
I interviewed Niro Rasanaygam, who immigrated to the US when she was 14 from Sri Lanka. I got to hear some of her life stories and her adjustments to the US!
I talk with my dad, who was a teen in Sri Lanka about 60 years ago, about comparing our childhoods
My dad had an aspiration to travel since he was young, and ended up in America
Yagulan Srikumar (19) interviews aunty Nalayini Gunanayagam (66) about what it means to be Tamil Sri Lanken, the impact of the 1983 riots on their individual families, and keeping a relationship to the motherland as part of the diaspora.
A father and son talk about the children’s travel book they wrote together, Backpacks & Baguettes, and the reminder it provided of what it was like to live in the world before the pandemic hit - the sights, the smells...