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Dr. Hussein Ahdieh was born and raised in Nayriz, Iran, He is sixth generation Bahá'í.He immigrated to the United States as young man, where he completed Masters Degree in European Intellectual History and Doctorate in Education. In addition to Awakening, which has been translated into 6 languages, Dr. Ahdieh has co-authored 'Abdu'l-Bahá in New York (translated into three languages), a concise, informative history of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's activities during his visits to the area; “A Way out of No Way: Harlem Prep –Transforming Dropouts into Scholars-1967-1977, a Baha’i inspired institute. His new book is comprehensive study about the life of Tahirih and her American contemporaries in English and Persian languages. His upcoming book: Foreigner: From an Iranian village to New York City tells the story of an Iranian Baha’i immigrant to the United States in a series of moving and humorous episodes set against the backdrop of a changing Iran, the plight of Baha’is there, the tumult of the 60’s and 70’s in the U.S. It will be publish by George Ronald publishing house.