Interview: Hayfaa Ibrahem Abdulqadar

Title

Interview: Hayfaa Ibrahem Abdulqadar

Description

Hayfaa Ibrahem Abdulqadar shares her experiences as a refugee who fled from Baghdad, Iraq in 2005, first to Jordan, then to Philadelphia in 2009. She came to Jordan with her husband, Bajhat Abdulwahed, and her adult daughter, who is now a news announcer in Jordan. Both Hayfaa and Bajhat had worked in broadcast journalism in Baghdad. She describes their arrival in Philadelphia and how they got settled with the help of Nationalities Services Center. She recalls her husband’s illness and death. She shares some details from her life in Iraq in the 1960s and '70s, when she worked as a news announcer, was first married, and was a new mother.

Date

March 23, 2019

Contributor

Janneken Smucker

Identifier

2019oh1478_irw0093

Interviewer

Janneken Smucker

Interviewee

Hayfaa Ibrahem Abdulqadar

Interview Keyword

Refugees
Nationalities Service Center
Healthcare
Husbands
Family
Citizenship
Relationships
Marriage

Indexed By

Nicholas Heydeman

Files

irw_ibrahem_01.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Hayfaa Ibrahem Abdulqadar ,” Philly Immigration, accessed September 16, 2021, https://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/1106.