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Escape from Iran (~30min audio, .mp3 link)—A woman and her family, members of the Baháʼí Faith, flee persecution in the aftermath of the 1979 Revolution and emigrate to Australia; recounted in a radio program 40 years later narrated and produced by her daughter, an episode of The History Listen from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
posted by XMLicious (2 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
That was great. Her mum is pretty damn awesome, and I'm glad she finally got her heavy vehicle license - much better than leaping off a camel!
posted by Athanassiel at 4:50 AM on January 2, 2020

Yeah, I loved the gumption she showed in demanding to be allowed to apply for the driving job, even if she was turned away in Iran. No surprise that she persisted and finally got the license in Australia!
posted by XMLicious at 12:49 PM on January 2, 2020

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