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Life as a Visitor: My Journey from Iran to the U.S.
Co-sponsored by Be'chol Lashon
"It is one thing to come to a place as a tourist, and quite another when circumstances force you to stay." At age eleven, Angella Nazarian, like many Iranian Jews, fled with her family to the United States after the violent Iranian Revolution of 1979. Her book, Life as a Visitor, is part travelogue, part introspective journal, incorporating prose and poetry to piece together the complex experience of leaving Iran and adjusting to America.
An immigrant who felt caught between cultures, Nazarian will discuss her physical and emotional journey in search of home, family, and a sense of belonging.
Angella M. Nazarian has taught psychology at colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area and currently facilitates personal development seminars for women. A member of the Los Angeles Writers Collective, her works have appeared in MO+TH, New Millennium Writings, the Huffington Post, and MORE Magazine.
December 2, 2010 at 7:00pm
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
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