Book Review: Desert Roots

Meet the author of

Desert Roots

Mitra Shavarini

Dec. 9th, 5-6:30pm

Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy (NID): Experience migrations triumphs and defeats, losses and gains as an Iranian immigrant family pursues that familiar hunger called the American dream.Join us as the author Mitra K. Shavarini discusses her latest book, Desert Roots, journey of an Iranian immigrant family, a deeply personal narrative chronicling her parentsremarkable journey to America and then back again to Iran.


Nazila Fathi, Former New York Times correspondent

Time: Sunday Dec. 9th, 5-6:30 PM

Location: 281 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

About the author & Moderator:

Mitra K. Shavarini holds a doctorate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. She is a lecturer in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. Her work has appeared in Harvard Educational Review, Teacher’s College Record, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and Women’s Studies International Forum.

Nazila Fathi

Born and raised in Tehran, Nazila Fathi is a Shorenstein Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before comingto Harvard, she worked in Iran as a journalist for The New York Times and other publications, until she wasforced to flee during the 2009 protests after threats from the Iranian government.


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