Harlow is 75: We have to leave Kabul and we have to leave now………Interview with Haya
General / Thu 22nd Dec 2022 at 09:47am
CAN you imagine one day in August 2021, being at a cousin’s wedding. During celebrations, your father comes in and tells you that you must leave. Leave the wedding and leave the country.
A few hours later, you are sitting at Kabul Airport……
Twelve months later, YH sat with Haya, now a journalism student in Harlow to talk about life in Afghanistan before and after August 2021.
To mark the town’s 75th anniversary, Harlow Council and Your Harlow have launched a project which records the diverse history, heritage, and culture of the people and groups which are part of modern-day Harlow.
The Harlow at 75 project is made up of audio-visual recordings of conversations with both individuals and groups that explores their lives abroad before resettling in Harlow. The project reflects that we are a local but global new town and explores themes such as the definition of “Home”.