Sali Mahgoub and Ahmed Flex Omar

Sali Mahgoub (37) is interviewed her colleague and friend Ahmed "Flex" Omar (38) about growing up in Sudan, moving to Iowa in 1995, her journey navigating the new culture and language in the U.S., her work at the Obama Foundation,...

Ariam Tecle and Samuel Tecle talk about childhood back in Eritrea.

In this interview, conducted in December 2019, Ariam Tecle interviews her father about his childhood and the people that have impacted his life. He also mentions the struggle of leaving Eritrea to come to America at a young age. He...

Amy Atim Longa and Conny Bogaard

Friends, Amy Atim Longa (44) and Conny Bogaard (56), share their individual immigrant realities as they’ve created lives in Garden City, Kansas.

Emily Robinson and Marjan Vayghan

One Small Step partners Emily Robinson (42) and Marjan Vayghan (38) sit down for a conversation where they learn they are both animal lovers, share a wish that the world could be free of guns, and have connections to AlienCon.

Donald Dains and Abraham Ater

Abraham Ater (41) talks with his friend Donald Dains (54) about how they met and their two trips together to what is now South Sudan.

The Pressures of American Culture
December 3, 2017 App Interview

Asking a Sudanese millennial about the pressure to conform to American culture.

Josiah Johnson and Jeanine Hewitt

Jeanine Hewitt (85) and her grandson Josiah Johnson (26) talk about Jeanine's upbringing in France and Morocco, Josiah's experience living with Jeanine, and the value of grandparents.

Abraham Ater and Achol Mach

Abraham Ater (41) asks his mother, Achol Deng Mach [no age given], about fleeing a massacre in South Sudan, his actual birthday, and about the family.

Life changing places

Ferris had been going from place to place moving but during his 6 year span in Sudan he learned a lot

In Your Own Words with Sarady Merghani

As a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...