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Things I've been silent about : memories

Author: Azar Nafisi
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution.A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Azar Nafisi; Azar Nafisi; Azar Nafisi; Azar Nafisi; Azar Nafisi; Azar Nafisi; Azar Nafisi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Azar Nafisi
ISBN: 9781400063611 1400063612 9781588367495 1588367495
OCLC Number: 270775181
Description: xxi, 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: FAMILY FICTIONS. Saifi --
Rotten genes --
Learning to lie --
Coffee hour --
Family ties --
The holy man --
A death in the family --
LESSONS AND LEARNING. Leaving home --
Rudabeh's story --
At Scotforth House --
Politics and intrigue --
Mayor of Tehran --
Rehearsal for a revolution --
MY FATHER'S JAIL. A common criminal --
The prison diaries --
A career woman --
A suitable match --
Women like that! --
Married life --
REVOLTS AND REVOLUTION. A happy family --
Demonstrations --
Revolution --
The other other woman --
When home is not home anymore --
Reading and resistance --
Broken dreams --
Father's departure --
The goddess of bad news --
Facing the world --
The last dance --
The perils of love --
Moments in 20th-century Iranian history.
Responsibility: Azar Nafisi.

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"Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution.A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval -- these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir. Nafisi's intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerising fictions about herself, her family, and her past.But her daughter soon learned that these narratives of triumph hid as much as they revealed.Nafisi's father escaped into narratives of another kind, enchanting his children with classic tales like the Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings.When her father began to see other women, young Azar began to keep his secrets from her mother.Nafisi's complicity in these childhood dramas ultimately led her to resist remaining silent about other personal -- as well as political, cultural, and social -- injustices. Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, Things I've Been Silent About is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans the many periods of change leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79.It is, finally, a deeply personal reflection on women's choices, and how Azar Nafisi found the inspiration for a different kind of life.This unforgettable portrait of a woman, a family, and a troubled homeland is a stunning book that readers will embrace, a new triumph from an author who is a modern master of the memoir." -- Publisher description.

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