NAM Radio: Zahra's Paradise & the Iran Election Protesters

NAM Radio: Zahra's Paradise & the Iran Election Protesters

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Iran. In one word it elicits the highs and lows of reactions. It is a complex country with a complex people and it has been a mainstay of American news for a good 32 years and counting now. But news coverage of Iran, with its special interests and foreign policy implications, does not provide the whole picture.

Zahra's Paradise is a refreshing change to all that -- it is a graphic novel written by two young men, known only as Amir and Khalil, which chronicles the fictionalized story of a young Iranian protester who went missing after the June 2009 presidential elections. And it is not afraid to point out the good and the bad in many of the most important players in recent Iranian history. Author Amir spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi


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New America Now is the radio program of New America Media. The program is hosted by
Shirin Sadeghi and is broadcast on 91.7 FM KALW San Francisco on Fridays at noon and Sundays at 3 pm.
 
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