Golara Haghtalab Immigrant Courage Required

Saturday, January 22 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for a reading and book talk with Golara Haghtalab, author of Immigrant: Courage Required.

Join us for a reading and book talk with Golara Haghtalab, author of Immigrant: Courage Required. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: Born and raised in Iran, Golara Haghtalab was twenty-one when she first stepped onto American soil. Nine years later, Immigrant: Courage Required follows her on an average day as she goes about her new life and work. We see her move through the struggles of transitioning into a new culture and learning how to express herself, all while juggling several other languages, cultures, and customs in her brain. She grapples with figuring out just who she is in this new world while still holding onto the person she was before her immigration. Immigrant is about the change and adaptation of a woman on her journey to self-realization in a new country, and the courage required to face the unknown.

About the Author: Golara Haghtalab holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and studio arts from the University of Virginia and a master’s in organization development from American University. As part of her creative engagements, Golara has facilitated several community art workshops and given speeches at the Creative Mornings and local design gatherings.

In the midst of the recent social justice movements filled with voices wishing to be heard, Golara was inspired to share her own voice in her memoir, Immigrant: Courage Required. As an immigrant from Iran, Golara wanted to share her story of change and adaptation because she thinks everyone can learn something from immigrants about accepting what is, letting go of what isn’t working, and starting anew.

To order Immigrant: Courage Required, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.

"Golara’s story is unique in all the world—and yet, it is also universal. Immigrant: Courage Required shows that millions of these unique stories exist, and that we should honor each of them."

—Hans Manzke, author of For All: Democratizing Big Ideas

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