Posts Tagged Tehran

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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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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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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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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Parviz Tanavoli

From: http://www.elliottlouis.com/dynamic/artists/Parviz_Tanavoli.asp Born in Tehran, Iran in 1937 and immigrating to Vancouver in 1989, Parviz Tanavoli is the pioneer of modern sculpture in Iran. His art career began in the early 1950’s and spans to the present. Crucial to understanding Tanavoli’s achievements is the realization that he has explored, analyzed and absorbed the rich visual, […]

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