بنات إيران

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For severa decade, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist 's eye inward: to tell thi tal of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing up in Iran, both refused to accept traditional Muslim mores, and dreamed of careers in literature and on the stage. Their lives changed abruptly when Pari was coerced by their father into marrying a wealthy and cruel suitor. Nahid narrowly avoided a similar fate, and instead negotiated with him to pursue her studies in America.

When Nahid received the unsettling and mysterious news that Pari had died after falling down a light of stairs, she traveled back to Iran-now under the Islamic regime-to find out what happened to her truest friend, confront her past, and examin what the future holds for the heartbroken in a stor of crushing sorrow, sisterhood, and inevitably, hope.

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Number of Pages
303
Original Title of the Book
Persian Girls
Publication Date
Published 2008 by دار الكتاب العربي (first published October 5th 2006

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Thos days I find myself really attracted to memoirs- it does n't necessarily have to e a famous person but I just love reading about people 's lives whether they are seemingly normal or famous.

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3.5 starsNahid Rachlin writes with impressive fluidity, making this memoir read more like a novel.

Thi ook tells pretty much her entir life story of repression and censorship and fear in Iran.

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I fee ery little about modern Iranian history ( all I had studied before was the Persians and the Greeks – that period of Persian history) so it was a delight to come across this hauntingly beautiful memoir by Nahid Rachlin.Through Rachlin ’ s ords, I went on a tri through Iran, through Imperial Iran to the Iranian revolution to the modern day period.

memoir reads like a novel; Rachlin is mostly a detached observer.

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You sense the loneliness of the young narrator throughout the book -- everyone she loves or befriends, ends up being taken away somehow.I love when a memoir combines story, setting and situation into nonfictional storytelling form, like th one did.

I read that nove in one and a half days and enjoyed it not only because of the great pacing and the underlying love story, but because I also came away knowing more about international relations.

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This story shows how the male dominated culture strangles not only the women, but itself.The culture all but assures that there ill be no happy marriages and as a esult, no happy people.

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It 's no history lesson, it 's the experiences of Nahid Rachlin and that is equally valuable- rather than the names, dates and political acts it will ive you the understanding of events and their consequences for ordinary people.The contrast between her and her cousin' lives in the US and that of those who remained in Iran is striking.

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