Posts Tagged books

Zahra’s Paradise

By Amir (Author) and Khalil (Illustrator), 272 pages, First Second In 2009, the Iranians put all their hopes in the presidential elections, during which the majority had voted for the reformist candidate, Musavi, who had promised opening the political atmosphere up. However, their hopes crashed when in less than two hours after the  closure of […]

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47 seconds that changed the history of Iran: The Gaze of the Gazelle, the story of the lost Iranian Generation

http://www.gazeofthegazelle.com The Gaze of the Gazelle: The story of a generation Arash Hejazi with a foreword by Paulo Coelho Seagull Books, July 2011 On 20 June 2009, during demonstrations to protest the fraudulent Iranian presidential election, a young girl called Neda was shot to death in the streets of Tehran. Within hours, the video footage […]

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Garnet to Publish The Knot in the Rug, a novel by Masoud Behnoud

Garnet Publishing has recently acquired the world rights to the novel The Knot in the Rug by the prominent Iranian journalist and novelist, Masoud Behnoud. The Knot in the Rug (Khanoum), by Masoud Behnoud, encapsulates the massive upheavals of the first half of 20th century from a point of view that the English-speaking readership rarely […]

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The People Reloaded, by Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi

The People Reloaded, The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future by Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Melville House Publishing (24 Mar 2011) Language English ISBN-13: 978-1935554387 Order here Since June 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seen the most dramatic political upheaval in three decades of rule. What […]

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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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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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Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman’s Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail, by Marina Nemat

Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman’s Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail, by Marina Nemat 288 pages John Murray (15 May 2008) English ISBN-13: 978-0719562525 Order Now Brought up as a Christian, Marina Nemat’s peaceful childhood in Tehran was shattered when the Iranian Revolution of 1979 ushered in a new era of Islamic rule. After […]

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