Roya Hakakian

Writer, Journalist, Film-Maker, and Author
Identity, Freedom, and Revolution

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Roya Hakakian whose book "Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran," chronicles her intellectual odyssey from teenage rebel to Iranian-American writer. In the conversation, Roya Hakakian reflects on the craft of writing, the importance of poetry in Iranian culture, the betrayal of the revolution by the Ayatollahs and the impact of the revolution on the Jewish community in Iran. She also compares the struggle within both Islam and Judaism as young people reconcile modernity with religious identity.

Recent Interviews

Oct 13 2016
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Sep 29 2016
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Apr 22 2016
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Apr 13 2016
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