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Things I've Been Silent about: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812973907
Author(s): Azar Nafisi
Format: Paperback
Year: 2010
Publisher: Random House Trade
Dimensions: 130 x 201 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 341

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"I started making a list in my diary entitled "Things I Have Been Silent About." Under it I wrote: "Falling in Love in Tehran. Going to Parties in Tehran. Watching the Marx Brothers in Tehran. Reading "Lolita" in Tehran." I wrote about repressive laws and executions, about public and political abominations. Eventually I drifted into writing about private betrayals, implicating myself and those close to me in ways I had never imagined.
"—From "Things I Have Been Silent About
"
Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved 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, as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and "reminds us of why we read in the first place" ("Newsday").
Nafisi's intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerizing fictions about herself, her family, and Please click here to ask a question
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