Roya Hakakian came to the US as a refugee from Iran when she was just a teenager.
Now, the Connecticut author and poet has drawn on her life story to create a “guidebook” about the immigrant experience.
This hour, Hakakian joins us to talk about her new book, A Beginner’s Guide To America.
We want to hear from you, too. How has the history and experience of immigration in your family shaped your experience as an American?
- Roya Hakakian - Author, poet, and Connecticut resident. Her latest book is A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious
Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired on March 19, 2021.