Life for Legacy, the debut novel from Boston College alumnus Ninos Hanna, tells the story of Aiden Blair, who has his sights set on becoming a legend in Hollywood. His uncanny talent and determination takes him to the top of the movie industry. When Aiden makes a highly charged Oscar acceptance speech, where he criticizes Hollywood’s insulated snobbery and urges viewers to recognize the genocide of Assyrians in the Middle East, he finds himself an outcast from the town he once ruled. He hits the road and embarks on a journey of self-reflection, self-discovery, and self-renewal. Hanna’s book tackles the reality of a celebrity-obsessed culture that focuses on unimportant minutiae rather than on the more important things in life. Hanna serves as a community activist, philanthropist, and member of various non-profit organizations including the Assyrian American Association of Massachusetts and Watertown Historical Society. In this video, Hanna talks about how a chance encounter with a bestselling author on the BC campus gave him the push to continue working on his novel.
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