is an exciting oral history project to be undertaken by the young
people of the Yemeni community in Liverpool. The community realises
the importance of recording the life experience of elders who have
countless stories to tell about their journey from the Arabic state
and their experiences in setting up a new life. As well as real
life stories the team of interviewers, who've been trained by BBC
Radio Merseyside, will be told Yemeni Tales like Ala Addin which
have been told to generations, before they are lost forever.
are your memories of the Yemeni community
If you are part of the Yemeni Community we'd like to hear from you.
This is your opportunity to share your memories of when you first
arrived in the city and leave a lasting legacy for everyone to learn
from. Can you tell us about your hopes and aspirations as you arrived
in a new country, share stories about celebrations such as marriage,
religious and other festivals, the family, values, food, traditional
dress, music, art, drama.
WHO IS LYAC?
Liverpool Yemeni Arabic Club works alongside Yemeni/Arabic speaking
people in the Merseyside area and those interested in Arabic language
and culture. Their aim is to relieve poverty, improve health and
to advance education amongst the Arabic community by the provision
of training, promoting well being and advice. LYAC takes a positive
view of the potential of people and provides services to enable
them to make the most of their individual and collection skills
and abilities by the celebration of all aspects of Arabic history,
language, cultural heritage and identity.
Roger Phillips speaking
to the Yemeni community
updates on this Voices project can be heard on the Roger Phillips
programme, Monday to Friday 11.30am to 2pm. On
the Thursday, 17th of April, the author of the planned book will
be interviewed on the programme about the part he's playing in the
For more information contact Najib Al-Hakim, LYAC, at 167a Lodge
Lane, Liverool. L8 0QQ. Call him on (0151) 734 0550.