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June 06th 2015:Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair, on Transracial Adoption in 'post-racial' America

Meet my new friend, Nishta Mehra! I know you won't want to miss our compelling conversation on this week's show all about transracial adoption. Nishta and her partner, Jill have a son, Shiv who was adopted domestically and who is African American. Nishta wrote an article appearing in Guernica in March 2015 entitled, The Color of My True Love's Hair is Black," on transracial adoption in 'post-racial' America. In this article she explores the challenges of a transracial family and how to deal with this on a daily basis. Nishta was raised in Memphis, Tennessee as a first generation Hi

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Nishta J. Mehra

Nishta J. Mehra was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee; she studied religion and sociology at Rice University before earning her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona. Her first book, The Pomegranate King, a collection of essays, was published in 2013. Mehra teaches high school in Houston, Texas, where she lives with her partner, Jill Carroll, and their son Shiv.
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