Suzy Adra

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I was born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised between Lebanon, Cyprus, New York and the Far East. I came to the United States of America with a Masters degree in Archaeology from the American University of Beirut. The research I conducted was intensive, time consuming, and very specialized, and had culminated in a historical background, typology, reconstructions, sketches, and description of over one hundred pottery shards found in a cave in North Lebanon. While studying at the American University of Beirut was rewarding, these were years of turmoil, and devastation due to the civil war in Lebanon. I witnessed the College Hall’s destruction by a bomb implant, the American University Hospital bombings, which left many injured and scarred for life, and the so called ‘Harb Aoun’ in 1991, which had us taking flights from Beirut airport to an airport on the outskirts of Tripoli that had not been used until that year. During that same year of immigrating to the United States, I was accepted at McGill University in Montreal as a Ph.D candidate in the Islamic Studies program. The title I had chosen at that time was Why women Sufi’s are under represented in the literature? But it was difficult…



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