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Things I've Been Silent About

Memories
Nafisi, Azar (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Nafisi, Azar
Title: Things I've been silent about
memories
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2008
Characteristics: xxi, 336 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Azar Nafisi
Contents: FAMILY FICTIONS. Saifi
Rotten genes
Learning to lie
Coffee hour
Family ties
The holy man
A death in the family
LESSONS AND LEARNING. Leaving home
Rudabeh's story
At Scotforth House
Politics and intrigue
Mayor of Tehran
Rehearsal for a revolution
MY FATHER'S JAIL. A common criminal
The prison diaries
A career woman
A suitable match
Women like that!
Married life
REVOLTS AND REVOLUTION. A happy family
Demonstrations
Revolution
The other other woman
When home is not home anymore
Reading and resistance
Broken dreams
Father's departure
The goddess of bad news
Facing the world
The last dance
The perils of love
Moments in 20th-century Iranian history
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 1588367495
9781588367495
1400063612
9781400063611
Branch Call Number: B-N146t 2008
Subject Headings: Women Iran Biography English teachers Iran Biography
Topical Term: Women
English teachers
LCCN: 2008482096
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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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