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Violence in Yemen; Graphic Novel of Iran’s Green Revolution

Zahra's Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young Iranian protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic Republic’s gulags.

Zahra's Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young Iranian protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic Republic’s gulags.

This week’s Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we explore the escalation in violence in Yemen’s capital Sanaa persists as military forces loyal to president Ali Abdullah Saleh have continued their assaults on  protestors for the past four days. We’ll speak with Atiaf al Wazir, a Yemeni-American blogger and activist based in the nation’s capital Sanaa.

We’ll also speak with University of Richmond political scientist Sheila Carapico about how external powers are attempting to shape Yemen’s future.

Later in the program, we’ll feature a new graphic novel about an Iranian family’s search for their 19-year-old son after he disappears during a protest in the aftermath of the rigged 2009 presidential election in Iran. We’ll speak with Amir, who’s the author of  the graphic novel Zahra’s Paradise.

 

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This Week: Expansion of Occupied E. Jerusalem; Iranian Author Firoozeh Dumas

Wednesday, March 24th 2010

This week, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa speaks with a Jerusalem-based AL-JAZEERA International Correspondent about the ongoing expansion of the Jewish colonies in the occupied East Jerusalem.

We will also speak with two University of California, Berkeley students involved in the movement to get UC to divest from U.S. companies which profit from Israeli war crimes. Economics PHD candidate Emiliano Huett-Vaugn, who co-authored a  Divestment Bill, which passed last week by the Student Senate.

Later in the program reporter Shuka Kalantari will speak with Iranian author Firoozeh Dumas about her book, Laughing Without an Accent. Her 2003 memoir, Funny in Farsi, was on the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists and may soon become an ABC sitcom, starring comediam Maz Jobrani.

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