My Name Is Iran: A Memoir

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Macmillan, 8 jan. 2008 - 336 pagina's

"Ardalan's testimony to the feminist spirit of the pioneering women in her family, and in the face of centuries-long strictures against the advancement of women, is a supreme achievement."—Publishers Weekly

Drawing on her remarkable personal history, Davar Ardalan brings us the lives of three generations of women and their ordeals with love, rejection, and revolution. Ardalan's Iranian American parents, who barely spoke Farsi, moved from San Francisco to rural Iran in 1964. After her parents' divorce, Ardalan briefly joined her father in Brookline, Massachusetts, then, however improbably, decided to move back to an Islamic Iran. When she arrived, she discovered a world she hardly recognized, and one which demanded a near-complete renunciation of the freedoms she experienced in the West. In time, she and her young family make the opposite migration and discover the difficulties, however paradoxical, inherent in living a free life in America.

 

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MY NAME IS IRAN: A Memoir

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Ardalan, a senior producer at NPR's Morning Edition, describes a life lived in two countries and two cultures. This debut memoir should brim with narrative tension, but Ardalan is a plodding writer ... Volledige review lezen

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Written by my next door neighbor and read by the neighborhood book group. This book has a unique perspective -- an American young girl goes to Iran when her Iranian parents decide to return to their ... Volledige review lezen

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From America to Iran 196466
1
West Meets East 1927
23
The Bakhtiars and the Ardalans
39
My Childhood
76
Mysteries of Life Unfold
96
Struggling with Reality 197679
120
The Islamic Revolution
129
America and Back to Iran 198083
141
Beginning a New Life
232
Crisis of Identity
261
Discovering a GreatGrandfather
265
Sorrow and Triumph
275
Finding Myself Through Love
282
My Name Is Iran
293
Authors Note April 17 2006
297
Notes
299

Tehran 198387
152
Married Life in Revolutionary Iran
158
Becoming a Mother
179
Back to the West
196
Bibliography
316
Acknowledgments
321
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2008)

Davar Ardalan is a senior producer with NPR News. In February 2004, in a three-part Morning Edition series, she traced Iran's struggle for a lawful society along with her own personal journey between Iran and America. She lives in Severna Park, Maryland.

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