Things I've Been Silent About

Things I've Been Silent About

Large Print - 2008
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In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop 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 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"
Published: New York : Random House Large Print, 2008.
Edition: 1st Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780739328163
0739328166
Branch Call Number: B NAF
Characteristics: 528 p. (large print) ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Things I have been silent about

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uncommonreader
Jul 27, 2012

This memoir is by the daughter of the mayor of Tehran under the Shah. Her mother was an MP. It is politically naive. It describes her relationship with her mother, but not with insight.

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Reyhaneh
Mar 22, 2010

I enjoyed this memoir, as I enjoyed "Reading Lolita in Tehran". like many other Iranian families, my mom was tough in our childhood, and although I really love her, somehow the hidden anger I felt towards her, made me feel uncomfortable at times.
after reading this book, i can face this problem easier, and feel stronger relationship with her. I understand the reason for the ways she treated us, her kids, was for our better future to her best knowledge.

I also recommend this book as a very good reference for Iran, and what happened in this land from early 1900s to present under the reign of Khomeini's followers. (I strongly believe Iran's theocracy dictatorship has nothing to do with Islam).

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