Rights Talk

E9: Literature, Iran, War, and the "Empathy Ceiling" with CCNY Prof. Salar Abdoh

November 02, 2020 CCNY Downtown
Rights Talk
E9: Literature, Iran, War, and the "Empathy Ceiling" with CCNY Prof. Salar Abdoh
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Rights Talk
E9: Literature, Iran, War, and the "Empathy Ceiling" with CCNY Prof. Salar Abdoh
Nov 02, 2020
CCNY Downtown

This episode features Iranian novelist Salar Abdoh, CCNY Professor and Deputy Chair, English Department, and Interim Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing. Abdoh discusses his publications, especially his new work Out of Mesopotamia, the story of an Iranian journalist covering the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, which is based on his own experience as a journalist in the region. The conversation's themes include: US-Iranian relations, exile and identity, and the human rights challenges that Iran and the United States face within their own respective borders.

Show Notes

This episode features Iranian novelist Salar Abdoh, CCNY Professor and Deputy Chair, English Department, and Interim Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing. Abdoh discusses his publications, especially his new work Out of Mesopotamia, the story of an Iranian journalist covering the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, which is based on his own experience as a journalist in the region. The conversation's themes include: US-Iranian relations, exile and identity, and the human rights challenges that Iran and the United States face within their own respective borders.