That's What they said: oral history

Collected and Edited by Kwai Yun Li


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A new collection by thirteen writers from the Professional Writing and Communication Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga presents an introduction to documenting oral history. This volume contains a range of models, from single interviews to projects that combine multiple interviews with additional research, analysis and historical context. In these pieces, people tell their own story in their own words. Their firsthand accounts provide unique insights. Not only will you learn about what happened, you will discover what it felt like to be there.


“The Kitchen Table” by Natasha Sigalov
“Seedo” by Moath Hamed
“Eva Wilkens” by Sara Middleton
“Sing, Anna Sing” by Belinda Grimaudo Grayburn
 “Scud Missiles” by Hebah Arabi
“Hatıralar (Memories)” by Bailey Green
“Dipping History into Chai” by Nadeem Basaria
 “Councillor Kanapathi” by Sarah Khokhar
“Homosapiens” by Jillian McKelvey
“Barn Raising…Barn Razing” by Laura Lush
“Excerpts from Malo Selo” by Lucy Zemljic
“The Mississauga Train Derailment” by Geoff Thomas
“Deoli Camp” by Kwai Yun Li


National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data

Edition: First Canadian ed.
Publisher: Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2012

That's what they said: oral history / Kwai Yun Li.

(New writers series , ISSN 1200-5266)
ISBN: 978-1-927023-57-0 (pbk.)

1. Oral biography.  2. Oral history.
I. Li, Kwai Yun, 1950-,  II. Series: Life Rattle new writers series

CT22.T53 2013                   808.06'692                  C2013-905356-5