Manijeh, Not Only a Change of Name – A Talk by Fereshteh Hooshmand [Audio Version]

In this talk called ‘Manijeh, Not Only a Change of Name’ given at the Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival, in Brisbane, Australia 2019, author Fereshteh Hooshmand shares insights about her book ‘Manijeh, Not Only a Change of Name’, a biography about her mother.

Fereshteh Hooshmand is fascinated by people and their stories. It started with her mother, whose story was the basis of her first book ‘Manijeh, Not only a Change of Name‘. It continued in the Conflict Resolution Centre and Human Rights Office in Canberra, Australia, where she worked some years ago. At present, she hears the stories of refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island, where she works as an interpreter and translator. She says “There is nothing more fulfilling than bearing witness to the story of an unsung hero, and telling the stories of those unable to tell their own.”

Ink of Light‘ is an annual festival that explores and celebrates the work of Baha’i writers and creatives, who all come together to share ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate creative expression.

You can also read Baha’i Blog’s interview with Fereshteh Hooshmand about her book here: Manijeh, Not Only a Change of Name

Check out more talks and interviews from the ‘Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival’ here on the Ink of Light playlist.

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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