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2 weeks ago

Nahid Sewell

Chicago peeps, I’d love to see you at my presentation at Addison Library on Monday, October 22, 7 pm. You can sign up using this link addisonlibrary.libcal.com/event/4268806 #chicago #addison #addisonlibrary #nahidsewell #therubytearcatcher #bookclub #booktalk ...

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1 month ago

Nahid Sewell

A presentation on Life Under Islam & Religious Fundamentalism. Monday Oct 22, 7-8 pm at The Addison Public Library in Addison, Illinois. #opentothepublic
addisonlibrary.libcal.com/event/4268806 #addisonillinois #addisonpubliclibrary #publiclibrary #therubytearcatcher #nahidsewell #bookevent #bookevents #bookdiscussion
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2 months ago

Nahid Sewell

www.facebook.com/bflybuzz/videos/537001043383354/

Butterfly Buzz
On Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14, FRONTLINE presents Our Man in #Tehran – a revealing series on life inside #Iran, with The New York Times correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. In this two-night documentary special, Erdbrink shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders. The series offers surprising encounters inside the closed society of Iran, as Erdbrink gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds and the challenges of living under theocratic leaders. Source: pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/our-man-in-tehran/
#irandeal #freeiran #ايران #ايران_آزاد #تهران #ايراني
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3 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Great evening discussing the story behind The Ruby Tear Catcher with the Saddlebookers book club. #therubytearcatcher #oakbrook #bookclubs #nahidsewell #tolerance ...

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4 months ago

Nahid Sewell

The Ruby Tear Catcher e-reader version half off ($3.98) in July. Download or give as a gift.
www.smashwords.com/books/view/41242 #smashwords #rubytearcatcher #nahidsewell #novel #historicalfiction #summerreading #empoweringwomen
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4 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Cherry jam by the Persian girl. #persiangirl #cherryjam #moraba #cherryseason ...

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4 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Great strides for women of Iran. #equalrights #women #fifa18 #soccer www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/worldviews/wp/2018/06/20/for-the-first-t... ...

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4 months ago

Nahid Sewell

World Cup host country Russia made this video for Iran’s soccer team. #wordlcup2018 #waytogo #soccer ...

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4 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Beautiful work.

Inspiring Iranians
UNMUTE TO LISTEN ... Artist Mona Niko's paintings condense the vital relationship between direct experience and visual interpretation, to walk the viewers through a multi-layered aesthetic experience. She encapsulates both abstract and figurative, to tiger the viewers perceptual parameters. One of the most impressive aspects of Niko’s work is the way it accomplishes the difficult task of urging the viewer to experience an increased awareness or way of seeing.

Most of her artwork is figurative and about the understanding of humanity and the intricacies of emotion associated with the human experience. Mona Niko has been prolific in creating and showcasing her art. She has organized 6 solo art exhibitions and has participated in 20 Group Exhibitions in the Middle East and in the the U.S. She has hosted exhibits in the Art Museum of Santa Ana, the Art Expo of New York and the Art Fair of Laguna Beach, just to name a few.

In her Bio Mona says:

I was born in Tehran, Iran. I obtained an Arts Certificate at Graphics College and my bachelor’s Degree in Painting from Azad University. I then began my painting with an Expressionist style. After some time I ventured into a different style which was a combination of my knowledge of graphic design and painting. It’s a form of mixed-media where I combine an image and the painting process together. I have been able to expand my artwork to textiles, including home and office decor and high fabric clothing. I believe there is no smooth road toward to success. But if you work hard, have a belief in yourself, consistency and most importantly a love what you are doing then success will come. I have a true passion for what I am doing.

Excepts of bio and images courtesy of monaniko.com
All Rights Reserved by MonaNiko Corp.

Bass solo from Tom Chapman, New Order by Fred Parvaneh.
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#monaniko #inspiringiranians #iranianartist #monaart #modernart #contemporaryart #womensrights #laartgallery #neworder #bassline
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4 months ago

Nahid Sewell

“Of all the places, of all the countries, all the years of traveling, it’s here in Iran,” he said, “that I’m greeted most warmly by strangers.” Watch Anthony Bourdain’s visit to Iran in 2014, where he not only enjoyed Persian cuisine but gained an appreciation for its people. “This,” he said, “I wasn’t prepared for.” Your tragic death, Mr. Bourdain, we weren’t prepared for. #anthonybourdain #bourdain #brokenheart #rip
archive.org/details/AnthonyBourdainPartsUnknownIran
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5 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Nice job, gentlemen.Iran's National Football Team (TeamMelli) is on its way to Russia for FIFA World Cup 2018
Picture Shared from Azi Parssian H/T to Kamran Hyrcani

The first match is against Morocco on June 15th.
Follow the World Cup updates at KAYHANLIFE.COM and on @kayhanlife on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn
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#kayhanlife #teammelli #irannationalteam #football #soccer #worldcup
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5 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Cruel and unusual punishment
www.facebook.com/brent.geissler/posts/10212834853162002

Muslim prisoners 'starved' by officers who 'only offered them ham sandwiches during Ramadan'
Judge grants emergency order telling corrections officers to serve nutritional meals to fasting prisoners who were allegedly only given pork-based meals
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5 months ago

Nahid Sewell

The city of three cultures. #toledo #espagne #threecultures #thecityofthreecultures #lovethyneighbor #whycantwebefriends ...

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6 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Received the following feedback from a book club meeting yesterday. The last quote is why I love to talk about my book.
"You added depth to our understanding of The Ruby Tear Catcher and a new dimension to our appreciation of the Iranian culture."
"Nahid Sewell was indeed impressive for her quick mind, candor, and insights. This was a stimulating change from our usual discussion."
"Know that you have touched our lives most graciously. We will carry your message of intolerance with us."
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6 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Mummified body found that of Reza Shah? The crown prince demanding its return to the Pahlavi family
amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/24/mummified-body-found-iran-could-be-reza-shah-pahlavi
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