Mustafa Tellesy

Mustafa Tellesy, with Hashim Rashid, is the proprietor of the New Horizon café in Exeter. He came to Exeter from Tripoli in  Libya in 1982 to study for a PhD. Nazima Khan & Richard Bradbury interviewed him at the café on 21st December 2012. You may hear some...

Hashim Rashid

Dr Hashim Rashid has lived in Exeter for over thirty years and owns the New Horizon café on Longbrook Street, with Mustafa Tellesy. Originally from Jerusalem, Dr. Rashid arrived in Exeter in 1982 to do his Masters at the University of Exeter. He went on to complete a...

Olive Fernandes Interview

Olive was born in Nairobi, Kenya during the Second World War. Her parents were from Goa in India, so she was brought up a Catholic in a British Imperial system, which she describes as a "semi-Apartheid' system, wherein the Asians lived within their own communities,...

Tim Niblock Interview

Professor Tim Niblock set up Exeter University's Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. Before that, he worked in Sudan for eight years, and married a Sudanese Coptic Christian. He has lived in Exeter since 1978, and has a unique perspective on Exeter's Arab and...

Samoala Jackson Interview

Samoala Jackson is from the island of Funafuti in Tuvalu, South Pacific. She married an Englishman and they lived and worked in many countries, setttling in Devon in the 1970s. They have three children. Myra Fonceca and Ravi Nathwani interviewed her at her home in...

Ilana Pires Interview

Ilana Pires came to Exeter from Brazil in 1998, with her then husband. She has three children and works as a Cultural Champion in Devon schools. Ravi Nathwani and Myra Fonceca interviewed Ilana in her home in Exeter in February 2013. There are six extracts here. Read...

Chukumeka Maxwell Interview

Chukes was interviewed by Di Cooper and Abigail Mureva on January 24th 2013. In his fascinating interview he talked about all aspects of his life – attending the elite Christ's Hospital School in Horsham, being a paramedic and a social worker, his daughters, his...

John Antat Interview

John Antat is a rooted community member, and the manager of the Phoenix Youth Club in Wonford. His parents came from the Seychelles. He's lived in Exeter for 35 years. There are three extracts here. Listen to the extracts by clicking on the play button on the...

Terry Bissessar Interview

Terry Bissessar is a police inspector based in Exeter. His parents came from Guyana in the 1960s. Sandhya Dave and Bati Ghimire interviewed him at Heavitree Police station in December 2012. Read the full transcript of the interview here. Listen to the extracts by...

Gail’s Bush Stories

Gail’s Bush Stories

Bush stories are traditional tales passed down through generations of South African tribe members and residents. Often, they take the form of parables designed to convey a moral message or truth of nature. Here, Gail shares seven bush stories: the tale of the...

Jane Daniel

Jane Daniel

Jane Daniel has lived in Bideford all her life. She is actively involved with the BAME community because she wants to help create a: "better understanding of differences in culture and colour now and for the future." By telling her story, Jane hopes to influence her...

Peter Colman, talking about Danilo Maglov

Peter Colman, talking about Danilo Maglov

Peter Colman worked at the local Heathcoat Yarns factory where he was apprenticed to Danilo Maglov, a European Voluntary Worker from present-day Croatia who settled permanently in Tiverton after WWII. In his interview, he talks about his memories of Danilo (Danny),...