Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – October 12, 2011

In this week’s program, first, we hear a conversation with Mansour Farhang, Professor of International Relations at Bennington College, about yesterday’s announcement by the United States Attorney General Eric Holder regarding an alleged plot to assassinate the incoming ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S. as well as the under reported human rights situation in Iran. Later in the program, we are featuring a very special book titled Zahra’s Paradise, a graphic novel recently published and translated in twelve languages around the world, about the brutal repression that followed Iran’s contested June 2009 presidential election. Produced by Amir and Khalil. Zahra’s Paradise is a historical novel, which was inspired by the true story of a real mother who desperately searched for her nineteen-year-old son, who had disappeared during a huge protest demonstration in Tehran that followed the election.

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