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Naz Sohni Uppal is the Radio South Asia Friday hostess of a show called Naz at Night that runs from 10 p.m. to midnight on World FM 101.7.
|South Asian woman|
Their website promises "only the quirky and esoteric need apply" for anyone interested in an interview with Naz.
She has asked to interview me, as the author of SpaceHive, a middle grade/young adult novel that takes place partially in India.
SpaceHive features Jason Anderson, the 12-year-old Canadian protagonist, with a South Asian Muslim young man named Aadab Ali and his Hindu girlfriend Iodine. Aadab speaks Urdu and some of that language is included in the novel.
It's a multicultural and multinational story with a moral that the world is a "global village" (thanks, Canadian philosopher/educator Marshall McLuhan).
If indeed the interview takes place as planned and is aired, I presume the listeners will be South Asian and other cultures with a world view, and will generate interest in SpaceHive, especially with my Indian and Pakistani readers, whom I have been trying to cultivate quite unsuccessfully.
I look forward to meeting Naz Sohni Uppal and chatting before the actual interview takes place.
I'll try to be "quirky and esoteric."
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