Big Al: The Price of Peace and Freedom

Jan 6, 2023

Ow-z (Aws) Al-Darkazali, known as “Big Al,” is an Iraqi dentist.

At first euphoric over the ouster of Saddam Hussein, he grew so discouraged with the outcome that he gave up everything and left home to rebuild his life.

After false starts in Cyprus and England he settled in the US. Hear Big Al’s perspectives on the Iraq war and life in America.

When I Got Here | Untold Immigrant Stories

Hosted by Byron Harris
Original music by John Wesley Gibson

Immigrants share inspiring personal stories of why they left their homelands, how they got to the U.S. and the lives they are making here.

They meet the challenges of a new land with determination, perseverance, resilience, and creativity.

Listeners will see America through their eyes and renew their appreciation for the land we love.


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