Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
In Angella M. Nazarian’s stunning new book Life As a Visitor she blends prose and poetry with memoir and visual arts. Splashed with color, poignant stories of her life in Iran and Beverly Hills, and photographs, Nazarian captures her emotional and physical journey from a childhood in Iran to a California adolescence.
Uprooted from her home in Iran at eleven years old, Nazarian recalls her family’s stealthy escape, the feeling of being an immigrant in the United States, and the feeling of being an outsider. She also recalls the wonderful memories she and her family shared both as Jewish Iranians and as American Jewish Iranian.
Learn a little more about Nazarian from MyJewishLearning’s interview with her this past November here.
Hear Nazarian speak on her book here:
And, visit her website for media, articles, photos, and her blog here.