Typed interview with John Afana: the Afana family, 25 July 2011
journal contributionposted on 27.03.2020, 14:43 by Jacob Norris, Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour
This typed interview has been donated by Kathy Sa'ade Kenny.
This transcript is from a phone interview between John Afana and Kathy Kenny, the donor of this project, in July 2011. In the interview John talks about the Afana family who were related to Katrina Sa'ade through her brother-in-law Jamil Afana, who married her sister Jamila. John is Jamil and Jamila's son. He talks about his parents' emigration to the US, some of the challenges they encountered, and the setting up of their shop. See 'relation' for photos of the mother-of-pearl carvings that Jamil Afana and his brothers produced in the US.
The audio exists as part of the Oral History collection within the Katrina Sa'ade project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.