Persepolis, by Catherine Deneuve (Actor), Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (Directors)

ORDER HERE PERSEPOLIS presents a deeply personal coming-of-age tale about finding one’s place in the world. Based on her bestselling graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi teamed up with underground comic book artist Vincent Paronnaud to co-direct this animated big screen adaptation. The result is an electrifying, heartfelt, and original portrait of a spunky girl who surmounts […]

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Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipour

Shortly after the 1989 publication of ‘Women Without Men‘ in her native Iran, Shahrnush Parsipur was arrested and jailed for her frank and defiant portrayal of women’s sexuality. Now banned in Iraq, along with the rest of this brave and prolific writer’s work, this small masterpiece was eventually translated into several languages, and introduces English-speaking […]

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The scorpion, a novel by Hossein Abkenar

The scorpion Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar   Written in the style of a romance,  on the mode of romance, great restraint and great poetry, this short but dense book tells the story of the terrible war between Iran and Iraq, as it was lived by a simple conscript. The horrors of war, bigotry and indoctrination are […]

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Farshid Shafiey

Farshid Shafiey is one of the most prominent illustrators today in Iran.  His work follows a mixture of Iranian traditions in illustration, but with a profound knowledge of expressionist art and also the works of Gustav Klimt. He has won several international prizes for his work, including: 1. Encouragement prize in 2000 Noma Concourse Japan; […]

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Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran

Author: Azadeh Moaveni Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.; New edition edition (4 May 2006) Language English ISBN-13: 978-1586483784 Order here As far back as she can remember, Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. In suburban America, Azadeh lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of […]

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Missing Soluch, a novel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

  Paperback: 507 pages Publisher: Melville House Publishing (15 Dec 2010) ISBN-13: 978-1933633114 Order now on Amazon (from Iranian.com) Missing Soluch is a novel by one of Iran’s most celebrated living authors, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi. This work has certainly not escaped controversy among Iranian scholars, but generally it has been seen to be one of the […]

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Symphony of the Dead, a novel by Abbas Maroufi

Symphony of the Dead, a novel by Abbas Maroufi Paperback: 280 pages Aflame Books (28 Aug 2007) English ISBN-13: 978-0955233968 Order Now Symphony of the Dead traces the fate of the troubled Urkhani family in the provincial Iranian town of Ardabil before and after the second world war through the trials and ghostly recollections of […]

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