A few days ago I was contacted by the executive producer of SBS Assyrian radio station located in Sydney, Australia to do an interview for them about my first illustrated Children’s book titled Up Up You Go Jo! I was so excited and happy to do this but would be lying if I didn’t say a little nervous too (ok a BIG nervous).
The interview is conducted in a mixture of Assyrian/Chaldean language and English. The former languages, which are close, are the native languages of my country of birth, Iraq (previously named Mesopotamia), There are a group of people around the world (not just in present day Iraq) that still speak this language just as I and my family do. They are a minority group and this radio station has done much to reach out to the Assyrians in Australia and around the world communicating and discussing on all topics of life.
Here is the podcast link to the interview. I hope you enjoy it!