Posts Tagged Middle East

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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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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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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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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