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At 5, Nioucha strikes together with her Iranian
father and French mom from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Tehran—simply three
years earlier than the revolution.

Although disoriented by the transfer, she
shortly picks up Farsi and begins to take pleasure in her new life surrounded by her Iranian
household. However then the Islamic Revolution breaks out and the battle with Iraq
commences, and Nioucha’s life adjustments dramatically. Costume codes are strictly
enforced, there is no such thing as a extra studying French, colleges are segregated, and police
patrol the streets searching for lawbreakers—that’s life underneath Ayatollah
Khomeini, whose model of Islam Nioucha learns is nothing like what most
folks observe or say of the faith. However life should go on, and so it does,
however with many nights spent within the makeshift bomb shelter or sneaking round
behind her mother and father’ backs and hoping to not get caught by the Zeinab Sisters or
morals police. However one sizzling summer season day, Nioucha is caught, taken in a black jeep
to an remoted a part of Tehran, and locked up in an deserted constructing for
disobeying the legislation. Dancing by time between Nioucha’s detention by the
Zeinab Sisters and her experiences acclimating to Iranian tradition all through
the 1980s, Homayoonfar weaves a gripping coming-of-age story set in a fraught
political period that continues to have an effect on our world right now. Household snapshots and excerpts from her diary
assist to floor her story.

A candid memoir that gives a
private, specific perspective on life in Tehran within the wake of the 1979 Islamic
Revolution. (Memoir. 12-16)


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