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One woman's war: Da (mother) : the memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Author: Zahra Hoseyni; Paul Sprachman
Publisher: Costa Mesa, California : Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'One Woman's War (Da)' is many things. Part autobiography, part oral history of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88), the work is the story of Zahra Hoseyni, a female descendant of the Prophet Mohammad (thereby termed a seyyedeh), whose Kurdish family found refuge in Iran after being expelled from their native Iraq. There are three parts to the book. The first speaks of the author's early life--her childhood in Iraq, her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Iranian
Biography
Named Person: Zahra Hoseyni
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zahra Hoseyni; Paul Sprachman
ISBN: 9781568592732 1568592736
OCLC Number: 921642248
Notes: Originaltitel: Dā
Description: xxxi, 696 s
Contents: Translator's introduction --
Author's introduction --
Early life in Iraq --
Moving to Iran --
In Iran before the war --
The invasion --
More and more dead --
Search for help --
MIGs and dogs --
Transporting bodies --
The death of Father --
Yearning to go to the front --
More bodies, more martyrs --
The death of Ali --
Where Ali died and the new clinic --
Refugees and evil Zahra --
The girls beg to stay --
The desert hospital --
Life along the Shatt --
Eggs --
Visiting the war room --
Abadan --
Suspicious characters --
Iraqi prisoners --
Sar Bandar --
A needless death --
Evacuating Arab people --
Fed up and unnerved --
The Iraqi encirclement grows tighter --
Heavy fighting, paralyzed, evacuated --
Almost executed --
Visits with leaders --
Move to Tehran --
Run-in with the hypocrites --
Audience with Ayatollah Khomenei --
Assassination of Dr. Beheshti --
Marriage and liberation of Khorramshahr --
Life returns to devastated Khorramshahr --
Abdollah's close call --
Hoseyn Eidi dies --
Family transitions --
Final chapter --
Names, places, and terms --
About the translator
Other Titles: One woman's war: Da
One woman's war
Da (mother)
Responsibility: translated from the Persian with an introduction by Paul Sprachman

Abstract:

"'One Woman's War (Da)' is many things. Part autobiography, part oral history of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88), the work is the story of Zahra Hoseyni, a female descendant of the Prophet Mohammad (thereby termed a seyyedeh), whose Kurdish family found refuge in Iran after being expelled from their native Iraq. There are three parts to the book. The first speaks of the author's early life--her childhood in Iraq, her family's emigration to Iran, and their struggles adapting to life in Khorramshahr, a port city on the Persian Gulf. The second and largest part deals with Zahra Hoseyni's experiences during the first three weeks of the Iran-Iraq War (September 22-October 13, 1980), including her activities as a collector of body parts and washer of corpses, her role as a nurse to wounded civilians and soldiers, and her activities as a combatant in the defense of Khorramshahr. The final part of the book is devoted to Zahra Hoseyni's recovery from shrapnel wounds received on the battlefield and to her married life, spent in two homes: one in a suburban area of southwestern Iran within commuting distance of the front and the second in an urban apartment house in central Tehran"--Provided by publisher

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