Histories from Home

Reminiscences: Histories From Home

Stories are political for they shape and delimit. Reminiscences: Histories from Home asks who gets to tell our stories and who decides on their significance? Will the stories we tell, be the same as the ones we heard?

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Stories wield power over us. The people we know, the objects we possess, and the events we go through influence who we are. But how do we begin this process of understanding ourselves? From a simple diary to an exquisite khukuri and from tales told by your grandparents to crises you’ve faced, join us on a journey of self-reflection on how the pieces of your past come together to form the puzzle that is you.

The U.S. Embassy’s Book Bus invites you to the launch of the Reminiscences: Histories from home, an online exhibition, featuring stories from 40 storytellers across Nepal and Pakistan. The exhibition will run for a month and will feature various online programs and giveaways. Throughout this month, we invite audiences to think about who they are, how they think, and why they do certain things with a fresh perspective by reading these stories and engaging with our programs.

Schedule of Programs:

Launch of the exhibition
Date: 19th October, 2020
Time: 4 PM - 5 PM

Customs as Roots: Talk show
Date: 1st November, 2020
Time: 5 PM - 6 PM

Friends Beyond Borders
Date: 5th November, 2020
Time: 5 PM - 6 PM

Where I Belong: Stories Discussion
Date: 12th November, 2020
Time: 4 PM - 5 PM


Release of exhibition introduction video, Unveiling of virtual exhibition, Interesting giveaway contest, Discussion on stories, Fun conversations

About Histories from home workshop:

Histories from home was a series of a three week long virtual writing program organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Book Bus which engaged the participants in conversations on storytelling, history, and belongingness. During the workshop, participants used different tools to enhance their writing skills, learn how to write stories, build their personal history timelines, engage in discussions, and reflect upon the narratives that they collected.

View Reminiscences: Histories from Home, An Online Exhibition!

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