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Eleven hundred years ago, a remarkable early Arab historian, al-Mas'udi, compares the task of telling the Arab story to that of 'someone who has found a scattered hoard of gemstones of all different kinds and colors, and has then strung them in order and turned them into a precious necklace.
By contemplating the individuality of immigrant and first generation Arab women living in the United States, Heya contemplates their relationship with their identity in contemporary society. By highlighting these women’s diverse beliefs, up-bringing, and experiences, this project strives to illuminate the unique color and nuance of these Arab Women, adding color to the precious necklace of an empire.
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