Reflections from Homa S. Tavangar educator and author on reading “Foreigner”
Hussein Ahdieh’s masterfully woven life story, Foreigner, spans the 20th and 21st Centuries, east and west, poverty and privilege. History is made real through a personal lens of one immigrant whose life has traversed too many remarkable milestones to list here – almost like a sage version of Forrest Gump who has been a party to the unfoldment of the story of our times. I particularly appreciate Ahdieh and Chapman’s storytelling style, approachable for readers from middle school age and up, and for anyone interested in knowing how profoundly the Baha’i Faith can impact one person’s — and multiple generation’s — lives. As soon as I started reading Foreigner, I couldn’t put it down.
Homa S. Tavangar educator, author and speaker