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Ḥakkākiyān, Ruʼyā

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Works: 16 works in 50 publications in 6 languages and 2,188 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Television news programs  Personal narratives  Filmed lectures 
Roles: Author, Producer
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Most widely held works about Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān
 
Most widely held works by Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān
Assassins of the Turquoise Palace by Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was responsible for the machine-gun murders of the Kurdish and Iranian protestors in a Berlin restaurant? Opinions varied, but the federal prosecutor would charge on to a clear verdict. Adapted from jacket flap
60 minutes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry Cochran is a former sailor who says the United States Navy poisoned him and because of it he's now facing death by suffocation. He also says there may be hundreds if not thousands of other sailors like him who are exposed to toxic dust on board naval aircraft carriers. Vicki Mabrey reports
Journey from the land of no : a girlhood caught in revolutionary Iran by Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We stormed every classroom, inscribed our slogans on the blackboard ... Never had mayhem brought more peace. All our lives we had been taught the virtues of behaving, and now we were discovering the importance of misbehaving. Too much fear had tainted our days. Too many afternoons had passed in silence, listening to a fanatic's diatribes. We were rebelling because we were not evil, we had not sinned, and we knew nothing of the apocalypse. ... This was 1979, the year that showed us we could make our own destinies. We were rebelling because rebelling was all we could do to quell the rage in our teenage veins. Together as girls we found the courage we had been told was not in us." In Journey from the Land of No Roya Hakakian recalls her childhood and adolescence in prerevolutionary Iran with candor and verve. The result is a beautifully written coming-of-age story about one deeply intelligent and perceptive girl's attempt to find an authentic voice of her own at a time of cultural closing and repression. Remarkably, she manages to re-create a time and place dominated by religious fanaticism, violence, and fear with an open heart and often with great humor. Hakakian was twelve years old in 1979 when the revolution swept through Tehran. The daughter of an esteemed poet, she grew up in a household that hummed with intellectual life. Family gatherings were punctuated by witty, satirical exchanges and spontaneous recitations of poetry. But the Hakakians were also part of the very small Jewish population in Iran who witnessed the iron fist of the Islamic fundamentalists increasingly tightening its grip. It is with the innocent confusion of youth that Roya describes her discovery of a swastika'"a plus sign gone awry, a dark reptile with four hungry claws"'painted on the wall near her home. As a schoolgirl she watched as friends accused of reading blasphemous books were escorted from class by Islamic Society guards, never to return. Only much later did Roya learn that she was spared a similar fate because her teacher admired her writing. Hakakian relates in the most poignant, and at times painful, ways what life was like for women after the country fell into the hands of Islamic fundamentalists who had declared an insidious war against them, but we see it all through the eyes of a strong, youthful optimist who somehow came up in the world believing that she was different, knowing she was special. At her loneliest, Roya discovers the consolations of writing while sitting on the rooftop of her house late at night. There, "pen in hand, I led my own chorus of words, with a melody of my own making." And she discovers the craft that would ultimately enable her to find her own voice and become her own person. A wonderfully evocative story, Journey from the Land of No reveals an Iran most readers have not encountered and marks the debut of a stunning new talent. From the Hardcover edition
Leven in het land van 'nee' : opgroeien als meisje in revolutionair Iran by Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De auteur vertelt over haar jeugd, puberteit, familie, het veranderende politieke en sociale leven in het Teheran van vlak voor en tijdens de revolutie (1979). Oorspr. titel: Journey from the land of no (2004)
Bitterer Frühling : meine Jugend im Iran der Revolutionszeit by Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bi-khāṭir-i āb : majmūʻah ashʻār : muntakhab-i ashʻār-i sālʹhā-yi 1362 tā 1371 by Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Persian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaje desde la tierra del no by Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bi-khāṭir-i āb : majmūʻah ashʻār : muntakhab-i ashʻār-i sālʹhā-yi 1362 tā 1371 by Ruʼyā Ḥakkākiyān( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Persian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed and innocent Sam v hiši( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the stories and personal experiences of children forced to participant in war
Roya Hakakian : reading from her book Journey from the land of no : a girlhood in revolutionary Iran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Než skončí nekonečno = Before infitity ends( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journey from the land of no : a Jewish girl caught in revolutionary Iran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Roya Hakakian, poet, filmmaker, and human rights activist, reads from her memoir, "Journey from the Land of No: A Jewish Girl Caught in Revolutionary Iran." She discusses the reasons for Iran's 1979 revolution, and also addresses the failure of Western news outlets to accurately describe situations and events in the Middle East
Journey from the land of no( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ms. Hakakian talks about her memoir Journey from the land of no: a girlhood caught in revolutionary Iran. The book deals with her life as a young woman in Iran during the Iranian Revolution of the late 1970s. She fled Iran for Europe seeking political asylum, eventually landing in New York in 1985. She describes the changes that took place during and after the Iranian revolution and her experiences as a student during the period. She reads excerpts from her book and responds to audience questions
 
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Alternative Names
Hakakian, Roya

Ḥakkākiyān, Ruʾyā 1966-

Roya Hakakian

Roya Hakakian dichteres uit Iran

Roya Hakakian Escritora iraní-estadounidense

Roya Hakakian Iranian American author

Roya Hakakian jüdisch-iranische Autorin

Ռոյա Հակակյան

רויה הקקיאן

حكاكيان، رؤيا

رويا حكاكيان

Languages
English (35)

Spanish (5)

Persian (4)

German (3)

Dutch (2)

Czech (1)