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Karen Community Oral History Project: Interview with Ahmay Ya
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ahmay Ya was born in 1987 in Sanchaung in Rangoon, Burma. She graduated from the University in Burma in 2003-2004. She immigrated to the United States in 2008 as a Karen refugee. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life; her father the revolutionary Mahn Nyein Maung; family and how the Karen people name their children; her childhood in Rangoon; her mother working as a trader while her father was in prison; being questioned by the authorities; escaping from Burma; volunteering to help deliver babies, and helping other refugees; coming to the United States alone; getting an education and working in Minnesota; her father's book "Against the Storm: Across the Sea" and her father's imprisonment and release; hopes for herself and the Karen; working with the Karen in Minnesota and mental health issues;
Quantity 1.5 hours compact disc
46 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:33:09 running time
Creation Narrator: Ya, Ahmay
Interviewer: Zander, David
Made in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/05/2011
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 138
Accession Number AV2011.44.4
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Karen Community Oral History Project'