Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation

August 20, 2019|
Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation by Annahid Dashtgard
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Annahid Dashtgard was born into a supportive mixed-race family in 1970s Iran. Then came the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which ushered in a powerful and orthodox religious regime. Her family was forced to flee their homeland, immigrating to a small town in Alberta, Canada. As a young girl, Dashtgard was bullied, shunned, and ostracized by both her peers at school and adults in the community. Home offered little respite as her parents were embroiled in their own struggles, exposing the sharp contrasts between her British mother and Persian father.

Determined to break free from her past, Dashtgard created a new identity for herself as a driven young woman who found strength through political activism, eventually becoming a leader in the anti-corporate globalization movement of the late 1990s. But her unhealed trauma was re-activated following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Suffering burnout, Dashtgard checked out of her life and took the first steps towards personal healing, a journey that continues to this day.

Breaking the Ocean introduces a unique perspective on how racism and systemic discrimination result in emotional scarring and ongoing PTSD. It is a wake-up call to acknowledge our differences, offering new possibilities for healing and understanding through the revolutionary power of resilience. Dashtgard answers the universal questions of what it means to belong, what it takes to become whole, and ultimately what is required to create change in ourselves and in society.

ANNAHID DASHTGARD (M.Ed.) is the co-founder of Anima Leadership, a highly respected international consulting company specializing in issues of diversity and inclusion. Previously she was a leader in the anti-corporate globalization movement, responsible for several national political campaigns and frequently referred to as one of the t...
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Title:Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and ReconciliationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:280 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 inPublished:August 20, 2019Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1487006470

ISBN - 13:9781487006471

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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