Review of Foreigner by Prof.Robert Atkinson, author and speaker
From a vivid and illuminating historical context of his family’s role in helping to shape the early Baha’i community in Iran, and all the persecution that came with it, Dr. Ahdieh takes us with him on a riveting journey, as a 19 year-old, to America where, after many fits and starts at assimilation, he eventually joins in the Civil Rights Movement and assumes a key role himself in helping to shape a new school for the children of Harlem during the turbulent decade of the 1960s that most needed social justice and change. This truthful but always hopeful personal account provides much insight into what it is like to be on both the receiving end of discrimination as well as to be able to assist others in overcoming the injustices heaped upon them. This is an important read for our times, one that will help bridge the gaps that separate us.
— Robert Atkinson