|New Mainers Speak||
Reza Jalali is Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Southern Maine. He is also an esteemed teacher, writer, community organizer, and Muslim scholar. Originally from Iran, then educated in India, he has called Maine home for over twenty years now. During this interview he reads from his latest book Homesick Mosque about how subtly and profoundly relationships changed after 9/11 for Muslim members of our community. This book and his others, Moon Watchers: Shirin's Ramadan Miracle and New Mainers (author of the forward), are available at local bookstores as well as from booksellers on the web.
Sunday March 24th at noon on WMPG.org (90.FM in Southern Maine) Stela Markova-Kanin will join me to talk about her life in Bulgaria and her transition to Maine.