Hussein Ahdieh

Podcast Release Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

I had interviewed Hussein in 2015 for his book Awakening: A History of the Bábi and Bahá'í Faiths in Nayriz. He has now produced a new work entitled "Foreigner, From an Iranian Village to New York City". It is an autobiography that tells his story as an Iranian Baha'i immigrant coming to the United States. The book is a series of vignettes set against the backdrop of a changing Iran, the plight of Baha'is there, and the tumult and of the 60's and 70's in the U.S. Hussein reads excerpts from his book.

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Patricia Verge

Podcast Release Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Patricia is a writer and editor who lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. We discuss two books that she wrote. One is called Equals and Partners which records her decade-long friendship with the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Southern Alberta. The second she co-authored with Evelyn Loft Watts called Return to Tyendinaga: The Story of Jim and Melba Loft, which tells the story of the Lofts leaving the comfort of their middle-class life to live on the Tyendinaga Reserve in Ontario. We discuss these works and Patricia reads excerpts from both books in the interview.

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