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New Collection Celebrates Immigrant And Bicultural Iowans Through Personal Essay

My Life Through a Lens
The latest installment of "We The Interwoven" is the third collection celebrating immigrant and bicultural writers in Iowa.

The United States is a nation of immigrants, and Iowa’s state identity is richer for it.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, a look inside “We The Interwoven Volume 3,” a collection of writings from immigrant and bicultural Iowans. Host Charity Nebbe is joined by contributors Salma Salama, Eyad Said and Shalini Jasti for a discussion of this book, which explores and celebrates the complexities of identity and immigration through personal essay.


  • Andrea Wilson, founder and executive director, Iowa Writers’ House
  • Salma Salama, “We The Interwoven Volume 3” contributor
  • Eyad Said, “We The Interwoven Volume 3” contributor
  • Shalini Jasti, “We The Interwoven Volume 3” contributor
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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
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