Middle East / South Asia Studies and Comparative Literature Present
The Bita Daryabari Lecture Series in Persian Language and Literature
Thursday, May 9, 2019
UC Davis campus, ARC Ballroom B
Terence Ward's critically acclaimed memoir narrates the story of an American family's odyssey back to Iran. The passion and love that drives their search and miraculous encounter lives on today in many forms. The author will describe the impact of this bond between the Ward and Ghasemi family and reflect on past and future. Ward's deeply human story has become a best sellber in both Iran and America.
Terence Ward is a writer and documentary producer who grew up in Iran during the 1960s. His book, Searching for Hassan: A Journey to the Heard of Iran, is a vivid account of his family's odyssey back to Iran after 30 years. It became a cult classic in America, a best seller in Iran, and is being developed as the first American/Iranian co-production for a feature film to be shot in Iran since the revolution. The miraculous encounter lives on today in many forms. In Isfahan, Hassan has been publically celebrated for "infusing in this American family, a deep love for his culture."