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Things I've Been Silent About

Memories

Nafisi, Azar

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Things I've Been Silent About
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Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives readers a stunning personal story of growing up in a family in Iran, moving memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and difficult mother, against the background of Iran during a time of revolution and change.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2008
ISBN: 1400063612
9781400063611
Branch Call Number: B-N146t 2008
Characteristics: xxi, 336 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm

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Jul 27, 2012
  • uncommonreader rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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.

Mar 22, 2010
  • Reyhaneh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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