Item AUD 117/1/9 - Interview of Nifa Karim-Uddin and Moyen Uddin by Mahbubur Rahman, part 1 of 2

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AUD 117/1/9

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Interview of Nifa Karim-Uddin and Moyen Uddin by Mahbubur Rahman, part 1 of 2

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  • 25 May 2022 (Creation)

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Recorded in Norfolk, United Kingdom.

Nifa and Moyen, a married couple who have lived in Norwich for the past eighteen years, share insights into their diverse backgrounds and experiences. Nifa, born and raised in Portsmouth, and Moyen, born in Sylhet, Bangladesh and raised in Cambridgeshire, discuss their family histories, migration to the UK, and the blend of cultures in their lives. Moyen's childhood involved alternating between the UK and Bangladesh for education, while Nifa, rooted in her Bengali heritage, developed a deeper connection to her culture after marriage.

The couple highlighted the vibrant Bengali community in Norwich, primarily from Sylhet and engaged in businesses such as catering and retail. They discussed the challenges of integrating into a new society, emphasizing the warmth and hospitality of the people in Norwich. The interview touched upon their involvement in the community, raising awareness about cultural heritage, and the significance of oral history projects in fostering understanding among different communities. They expressed appreciation for Norwich's historical and cultural aspects, acknowledging their evolving awareness through the years.

Nifa and Moyen, both professionals in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, reflect on the changing multicultural landscape of Norfolk. They recalled initial encounters with misconceptions about their cultural background but recognized the openness and friendliness of the local residents. The couple shared anecdotes about their family life in Wroxham, emphasizing the supportive and friendly community they found there.

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Accessible at the NRO and online via MP3 copy file. Some personal data redacted for privacy reasons.

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  • English

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Duration: 39 min. 39 sec.
Playback mode: stereo
Sample frequency: 44.1 kHz

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