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Connecticut author Roya Hakakian on her new book, 'A Beginner's Guide to America'

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 book, A Beginner’s Guide To America. How has the history and experience of immigration in your family shaped your experience as an American?

This program originally aired on March 19, 2021.


  • Roya Hakakian - Author, poet, and Connecticut resident. Her latest book is A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious

Excerpted from A Beginner's Guide to America by Roya Hakakian. Published March 16, 2021 by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2021 by Roya Hakakian.

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