Posts Tagged Iran

The Last Chapter, An Iranian Love Story by Guita Garakani

A novel by Guita Garakani, Translated by Sara Phillips, ISBN: 9781859643037, Paperback and ebook, March 2013 RRP: £8.99 Youssef, Vaqar’s eldest son, died in the same house he was born in; the very house that became his after his father’s murder. No one looked into his father’s murder, and no one looked into Youssef’s death […]

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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 Circle, by Jafar Panahi

# Actors: Maryiam Parvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Monir Arab, Mojgan Faramarzi, Fatemeh Naghavi # Directors: Jafar Panahi # Format: Colour, PAL, Subtitled # Language: Farsi # Subtitles: English # Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.) # Aspect Ratio: 4:3 – 1.33:1 # Number of discs: […]

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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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