Top stories of the day the national health protection scheme, dubbed modicare and announced in the union budget, will. Medieval works by women covered themes ranging from love and humor to rebellion and sorrow, often expressed in a more intimate and personalized manner than poetry written by their male counterparts. From literature to memoirs and historical books, discover our list of the best. Aug, 2012 this book is a testimony to the interest that milanis research on iranian women has elicited worldwide. Jun 29, 2005 the number of women who have published novels has reached 370, said hassan mirabedini, a scholar of iranian literature, whose findings recently appeared in the magazine zanan women.
Essays womens rights and feminist movements in iran 1 1. The best books on iranian history five books expert. The awarding of the nobel peace prize to shirin ebadi, iranian human rights and women s rights activist, further emboldened women s rights activists in iran and fixed their relationships with iranian feminists abroad. Ansary brings to life women from irans past, who have held powerful. Hoda haddadi won the award for her illustrations for drummer girl, a book written by pakistanicanadian author hiba masood and published by daybreak press in the united states. This subtle, intelligent book offers compelling insight into the role of women in iran. The cypress tree is her first book, telling the story of 20thcentury iran through three generations of iranian women kamin, her mother and her grandmother. Censoring an iranian love story is not simply prohibited by censorship but made by it. From the first major protest of the postrevolutionary era to todays social media campaigns, iranian women have played crucial roles in contesting irans revolution, and. Homa hoodfar, who spent 121 days in an iranian jail. Your next book is the epic poem shahnameh by ferdowsi yes, the shahnameh is an epic poetic rendition of what is generally described as the national myth of iran.
An overview of how the iranian womens movement has. Most of the iranian women are well educated and intelle. Iranian womens rights activism across borders university of washington press, 2019, catherine sameh, assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies at the university of california, irvine, shares the stories and practices of womens human rights activists both inside and outside of iran. Modicare cost, sourav gangulys book, iranian womens. Nima naghibi investigates autobiographical narratives across genresincluding memoirs, documentary films, prison testimonials, and graphic novelsand finds that they are tied together by the experience of the 1979 iranian revolution as a traumatic event and by a powerful nostalgia for an. Whether negotiating oftentreacherous paths through political and religious upheavals or threading their way through dreams and fantasies, the characters in these stories are vivid and compelling enough to challenge and surprise anyone unfamiliar with iranian life and literature. This book examines the womens movement in iran and its role in contesting gender relations since the 1979 revolution. A memoir of revolution and hope by shirin ebadi, it aint so awful, falafel by firoozeh dumas, laughing w. Comparing reading lolita in tehran and persepolis 1 and 2 by emira derbel. Below are the things that i found common in most iranian women. I found it refreshing to enjoy the stories these iranian women shared.
It is in effect a creation myth which looks at mythical and legendary kings down into the historical period of the last two preislamic dynasties. Women writers a thousand years of the persian book. Iranian pioneer women book unveiled in tehran july 12, the iran project on the occasion of the national day of children and young adults literature held annually on july 9, the pioneer women book was unveiled with a large number of writers, researchers and literary dignitaries in attendance in the capital tehran. This book is a testimony to the interest that milanis research on iranian women has elicited worldwide. The book also resists the new orientalist scope within which reading lolita in tehran, more than persepolis, has been misread. Edited by persis karim, let me tell you where i have been.
Nina ansarys new book jewels of allah, and that it focused on the untold stories of iranian women both before and after the islamic revolution, we knew immediately this was something we wanted to share with our readers. I am 37 years old and lived in iran for 33 years, before moving to the us. An iranian womans battle to end stoning the new yorker. The iranian female literary voice has existed since the early nineteenth century in the 1930s, there were some fourteen womens magazines that discussed womens rights, veiling, and education. In a spate of recent novels, iranianamerican women peer. Iranian women s contemporary memoirs have earned them international recognition and wide readership because they write in a language that is widely read. These days it is quite difficult to get hold of but it is out there. The yarshater award committee praised milanis elegant writing and copious research.
Mar 21, 2018 farrokhzad was irans most celebrated and controversial female poet, and darznik, the iranianborn author of the memoir the good daughter, recreates her sexual and creative. Yet their dedication to full equality has remained high. The title persepolis is a reference to the ancient capital of the persian empire. In the past decade, writing, both in journalistic outlets and in literary form, has become a powerful tool for raising awareness about the plight.
Milani awarded for book on iranian womens struggle for. Jan 28, 2019 from the first major protest of the postrevolutionary era to todays social media campaigns, iranian women have played crucial roles in contesting irans revolution, and this book provides. In iran, there is not so much gender identity pressure from the media. A quarter century in the making, iranianamerican literature has reached its most vibrant and exciting phase ever. I must add that i read it while i was grieving and it just wrenched my heart out.
This is, in my opinion, an important book that takes the reader deep into iranian culture and history in relation to womens rights, shining a revealing light on the. It is the memoirs of sir john malcolm, a british officer who was among the first diplomats in iran in the early 19th century to sign a treaty of alliance between the then king and george iii. Farideh goldin, 2004 there has been an explosion of memoirs by iranian women writers since the iranian revolution of 1979. List of books and articles about women in iran online. Most of iranian women memoirists received westernstyle education. This is, in my opinion, an important book that takes the reader deep into iranian culture and history in relation to women s rights, shining a revealing light on the struggle by brave women vieled or not to gain equal rights. Women write iran is the first fulllength study on life narratives by iranian women in the diaspora. Women in iran began agitating for increased rights in the late 19th century.
What to read to understand the 1979 iranian revolution. At a time when western conflict with iran seems inevitable. The iranian women who risk arrest for protesting against hijab laws and demanding equal rights. While the average iranian novel is issued in print runs of 5,000 copies, some womens books have enjoyed printings exceeding 100,000. Her book, jewels of allah, examines the role of womens rights in pre and postrevolution iran and profiles over 100 aweinspiring women. Modicare cost, sourav gangulys book, iranian womens defiance.
Popular iranian women books meet your next favorite book. List of books and articles about women in iran online research. A collection of stories by iranian women written since the revolution of 1979 bibliotheca iranica. Discover librarianselected research resources on women in iran from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines. The cypress tree is her first book, telling the story of 20thcentury iran through three generations of iranian women kamin, her mother and. Homa sarshar, iranianamerican author, activist, feminist and journalist. Kamin mohammadis top 10 iranian books best books the guardian. Mar 19, 2018 news long reads daughters of the revolution.
Persepolis is a autobiographical series of bande dessinees french comics by marjane satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in iran during and after the islamic revolution. For mandanipour, the censor is a kind of cowriter of the book, and he appears often in this novel. I couldnt help but notice some stories which mirrored my own experience. Comparing reading lolita in tehran and persepolis 1 and 2 now available from cambridge scholars publishing cambridge scholars publishing is pleased to announce the publication of iranian women in the memoir. In order to reject these allegations, this work sheds light on the representation of iranian women in reading lolita in tehran, not as weak victims held captive by a totalitarian version of islam, but as active. Parinoush saniee, since 2003, novelist, author of the widely translated the book of fate homa sarshar, iranian american author, activist, feminist and journalist marjane satrapi born 1969, iranian born french novelist, illustrator, childrens writer. This book investigates the various reasons behind the. The flame of feminism is alive in iran foreign policy. Their efforts were abetted by liberalization under the first shah of iran and later by his son. Iranian women and their identity issues by izadinia, mahsa journal of international women s studies, vol. Tahereh saffarzadeh born 1936, poet, nonfiction writer, translator, educator. The number of women who have published novels has reached 370, said hassan mirabedini, a scholar of iranian literature, whose findings recently appeared in. Iranian women one of gods most successful creations.
This article is an edited version of a chapter from the book womens movements in the global era the power of local feminisms westview press, 2016 nayereh tohidi. Complete with a helpful timeline and suggestions for further reading, this book helps put the iranian revolution in historical and geopolitical perspective, both for experts who have long studied. Jul 12, 2019 iranian pioneer women book unveiled in tehran july 12, the iran project on the occasion of the national day of children and young adults literature held annually on july 9, the pioneer women book was unveiled with a large number of writers, researchers and literary dignitaries in attendance in the capital tehran. Tell me about your next book, the classic sketches of persia by sir john malcolm this book i like a great deal. She said it renders all the depths, poignancy and simple beauty of farzanehs elegant english prose. This article is an edited version of a chapter from the book womens movements in the global era the power of local feminisms westview press, 2016. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Her most recent book, a new york times notable book of 2011, is assassins of the turquoise palace, an account of a 1992 plot to kill iranian dissidents in berlin. The iranian womensrights movement was never so visible, or so embattled, as it was during the early ahmadinejad period. But the advent of ayatollah khomeini and his conservative revolution in 1979 caused a drastic reverse in the progress of iranian women. Jul 20, 2011 the cypress tree is her first book, telling the story of 20thcentury iran through three generations of iranian women kamin, her mother and her grandmother. Jewels of allah book shares untold stories of iranian.
Parinoush saniee, since 2003, novelist, author of the widely translated the book of fate. Women writing novels emerge as stars in iran the new york times. Women writing novels emerge as stars in iran the new. Nadia shahram tells the tragic tale of iranian women exploited by temporary marriage buffalo news august 21, 2010 amherst professor turned author launches first novel amherst bee april 14, 2010 nadia shahram. Weekly articles and photo galleries on iranian women. Top22 beautiful iranian persian women comments 38 iran, also known as persia, officially the islamic republic of iran since 1980, is a country in western asiairan is home to one of the worlds oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the protoelamite and elamite kingdom in 3200 2800 bce. Apr 09, 2020 at a time when western conflict with iran seems inevitable. The books are written and published not inside iran, whose bibliophobic government has killed many writers and their words, but abroadnot in persian, but in english and french. Short stories by iranian women by kaveh basmenji, was a heartbreaking book to read and i wept throughout while reading it. A memoir in books is a book by iranian author and professor azar. Shadi sadr born 1974, lawyer, journalist, womens rights activist. She was trained as a psychologist but has garnered an international reputation as a writer of fiction that focuses on the. Since the rise of the iranian new wave of persian cinema, iran has produced record numbers of film school graduates. Famous personalities or just regular women doing something amazing.
I hope you draw from the educational narrative of this book and i look forward to reading. Iranian women and their identity issues by izadinia, mahsa journal of international womens studies, vol. A fascinating insiders look at the experiences of iranian women as academics, political and civil society activists, this book counters the often inaccurate and misleading stereotyping of iranian women to present a vibrant. Women staged sitins and protests for the right to attend soccer matches. Originally published in french, the graphic memoir has been translated to many other languages, including english. I probably shouldnt hold his gender against him, but i cant help feeling that a woman would have done a very different and better job of curating this collection. Today, works by women authors almost equals those of men, often outselling those by men in the. An overview of how the iranian womens movement has emerged in the face of unique contexts. We are avid readers here at team gthq and love to get stuck into a book written by or about women from around the world.1038 1542 284 820 76 1478 796 272 1061 402 1070 525 556 1529 163 727 276 1231 1156 148 653 1552 894 1545 798 480 202 891 925 1522 1378 1100 1034 1272 254 811 616 865 631 1079 1498 913 1294 69 584 295 1397 519