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Teheran. A quindici anni Masumeh non ha mai conosciuto la libertà. Conosce l'obbedienza. Al padre e ai fratelli. Conosce le percosse, di cui spesso è vittima. Conosce i doveri che si pretendono da una ragazza d'onore come lei: portare il chador, servire l'uomo sempre e comunque, camminare svelta con lo sguardo rigorosamente rivolto verso il basso. Eppure, oggi, Masumeh ha ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published 2010 by Garzanti (first published 2003)
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Andreea
Oct 07, 2012 Andreea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Cred că este una dintre puținele cărți pe care le-am citit cu sufletul la gură, trăgând tot mai mult de ea, astfel încât să nu se termine. Am plâns și am râs împreună cu Masum, am căzut în disperare, ca mai apoi să ne revenim. Viața ei oscilează permanent între plus și minus. Când crezi că totul e bine trebuie neapărat să apară ceva care să strice echilibrul, și astfel totul să cadă din nou în disperare. Incredibil cum un singur eveniment poate să schimbe tot cursul vieții unei femei. Un roman d ...more
Andreea Ursu-Listeveanu
Aaaah, cat de tare m-a enervat sfarsitul acestei carti!!! Am devorat-o sperand ca pana la urma i se va intampla ceva bun si lui Masum, ca ii va fi bine la final. Apoi, cand lucrurile pareau sa se indrepte catre un happy ending, parca ar fi fost prea siropos. Dar totusi finalul ales m-a enervat la culme. In rest, o carte apasatoare despre ororile traditiilor popoarelor islamice, despre onoarea falsa, despre opresiune, despre razboaiele in numele religiei. Si in tot contextul asta, o femeie reuses ...more
Ovidiu
Apr 05, 2013 Ovidiu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una dintre cele mai bune carti pe care am citit-o. De fapt nu am citit-o, am absorbit-o prin toti porii!
Patchouline
Nov 24, 2016 Patchouline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clublecturems
Une belle histoire, que j'ai dévorée et trouvé très enrichissante! Cependant un gros bémol pour la fin... Les personnes qui ont lu comprendront la frustration je pense!
Ghada
Dec 10, 2014 Ghada rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't the first book I read about the hardships of that era of Iran's bloody history weather it was a memoir or a fiction, the other books narrated how the lives of their characters were affected and shaped by the years of war, fear, executions and separation , they expressed a certain political opinion towards the Shah's fallen regime or the Islamists , condemning or praising
But this book was all about Massoumeh herself more than her life shaped by Iran's political transformations, I didn't
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Caitlafleche
Nov 10, 2013 Caitlafleche rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really disappointed by the ending in this book.. But I loved the story and I loved her character so I went with giving it a 4. I'm a little surprised by some of the comments about the protagonist.. I thought the things that happened to her were well worth the self pity and I found her to be a strong woman and mother despite this. This book truly represented motherhood and sacrifice to me, and I saw zero weakness in that until of course the last 30 pages or so..
Cristina
Nov 16, 2012 Cristina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was indeed a 5 stars one.
It shows you the power of sacrifice at its highest pick, the mark of a war, of traditions, of community for families and especially women in Iran.
Made me realize that things that I get for granted in my life could be so hard to achieve for others.

I couldn't stop reading it. Truly recommend.
Léa
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Aida
May 20, 2013 Aida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, owned
O carte geniala. Trebuie sa o citesti. Cu atat mai mult daca esti deja familiarizat cu mediul cultural al Iranului. Autoarea este foarte subtila, daca o citesti cu atentie, vei observa o alta lume ascunsa in spatele randurilor. Abia dupa ce am terminat cartea am vazut ca este roman, si nu autobiografie, dar chiar si asa, se observa usor ca nu poti sa scrii asa despre lucruri pe care nu le-ai trait.
Lorena
Aug 04, 2015 Lorena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
super carte :)
Alina Brohanschi
Am gasit un interviu cu autoarea, pentru cei interesati: http://www.viva.ro/vedete-si-evenimen...
Aysha
Jul 30, 2014 Aysha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(THIS REVIEW IS FILLED WITH SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK)

Extreme mixed feelings about this book. I loved it while at the same time I hated it. The entire life of Massoumeh is spent with her working so hard not for her happiness but for the sake of survival and for her children's happiness. She deserved an awful lot more than what she got. What bothers me so much and what I just can't seem to wrap my head around is the ending. After all that time, she still didn't end up with poor Saiid. Who
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غَـيـن
Dec 28, 2015 غَـيـن rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
" أمي كانت دائماً تقول : ' كل شخص اختير له قدره . لقد كتب له وحتى لو سقطت السماء على الأرض فإنه لن يتغير ' في كثيراً من الأوقات كنت أسأل نفسي ، ماذا عن نصيبي في هذه الحياة ؟ هل كان لدي نصيب متفرد بي ؟ او هل كنت دائماً جزء من القدر الذي حكم حياة الرجال في حياتي ، كل الرجال الذين ضحوا بي في المذبح من أجل معتقداتهم وغاياتهم ؟ والدي و أخوتي ضحوا بي لأجل شرفهم ، زوجي ضحى بي لأجل أيديلوجياته و أهدافه ، و أنا دفعت ثمن البطولة لأبنائي و واجبي الوطني "
" كم مرة وضعوني في أعلى القمم ثم سحقوا رأسي للأسفل ؟
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Claire
Aug 05, 2016 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Pauline
Nov 19, 2016 Pauline rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clublecturems
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Barbara The MarSienne
Je me suis lancée dans cette histoire sans savoir où cela me mènerait. J'avoue qu'après un quart du livre je me suis demandée ce qu'allait être la suite de l'histoire. Dans ce livre nous suivons une grande partie de la vie de Massoumeh, de ses 16 ans à ses 48 ans. Toute sa vie, cette femme doit subir des épreuves, elle n'est jamais tranquille et par conséquent il y a une constante tension dans la lecture.
La fin s'est terminée sur une frustration comme j'ai rarement connue dans un livre. Cela m'
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Alexandra Lucia
May 18, 2017 Alexandra Lucia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recs-from-limo
O carte care te atinge cu adevarat si iti da extrem de mult de gandit cu privire la rolul femeii si la pozitia ei in societate in general.
Allie
Nov 18, 2016 Allie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je sors de cette lecture avec le coeur gros...

Notre héroïne, Massoum, une jeune et sublime iranienne, a tout enduré dans sa vie de femme et de mère. Son courage, sa détermination, son intelligence et sa force m'ont profondément touchés mais m'ont meurtris aussi. Car, en refermant ce roman, on ne peut se dire qu'une seule chose : cette femme méritait tout (et bien plus encore) et elle a été enchaîné toute sa vie aux désirs des autres : ses proches et tout un conditionnement sociétal. Lui demanda
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Veronica Veverica
Whaaaaat?
Cartea e extrem de interesantă, după primele 50 de pagini deja plângeam de parcă eu eram în locul lui Masuud, dar finalul... oh, finalul e atât de debil! Cum ai putut, Parinoush, să nu-i dai femeii ăsteia măcar la finalul vieții o fărâmă de fericire?
Deci, deplâng finalul. În rest, cred că această carte spune multe despre drepturile pe care trebuie să le aibă o femeie în orice societate, chiar și în una tradiționalistă. Mă bucur că Masuud a găsit forța de a se afirma, de a lupta, de a î
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Ruxandra Ioana
Jan 28, 2015 Ruxandra Ioana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O poveste impresionanta dar trista despre toate sacrificiile făcute de o mama pt copiii ei, care, prin gândirea lor obtuză, sfârșesc rănind-o mai tare decat toti ceilalți si negandu-i ultima șansa la fericire.

Citatul meu preferat:
"Fusesem sacrificata pt onoarea tatălui meu si a fraților mei, plătisem pt idealurile soțului meu si a alegerilor lui de erou si, de asemenea pt datoriile fată de tara ale copiilor mei. [...] De cate ori, in viata mea, reușisem sa ma ridic de jos si fusesem doborâtă din
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Rockie
Aug 20, 2016 Rockie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heart wrenching and painful at times, I lost count as to how many times I cried, still I enjoyed this book very much. If you are familiar with the culture and history of Iran pre and post revolution you can understand that this story can very much be real. Set against the backdrop of pre and post revolution Iran the narrator and heroine of the story is faced with obstacles that are beyond her control and rooted in an oppressed culture. Thought provoking and constantly suspenseful, my only gripe ...more
Sandy
Dec 11, 2016 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Le Voile de Téhéran est un coup de cœur : il est enrichissant, touchant, Massoumeh est terriblement attachante et j'ai ressenti bcp de choses en le lisant. J'ai ressenti de la tristesse en le refermant et en laissant cette femme dont la vie a été un combat pour sa liberté. Très heureuse de l'avoir découvert grâce au clublectureMS!

http://jenesaispointlire.fr/voile-de-...
Annesouriss
Nov 19, 2016 Annesouriss rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai beaucoup aimé ce livre, j'ai trouvé Massoumeh très forte et courageuse mais je n'ai pas du tout aimé la fin.
*•.♥.•*  Fleur Rebelle *•.♥.•*
Und inshallah, wenn Gott es wolle, werde alles in Ordnung kommen.

Diana
Jun 28, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Новото книжно бижу на „Жанет 45” е пътуване през граници, континенти и отвъд това, което цивилизованите хора биха могли да асимилират и понесат. „Моята орис” на Паринуш Сании е суров, неизлъскан разказ от първо лице за жената в ислямските държави – бита, унижавана, третирана като унтерменш и вещ, лишена от елементарни права (на собствено мнение и избор, на образование, на обич и приятели), възпитавана от малка за слугиня и разплодно животно, което трябва да внимава дори и с неволна дума или жест ...more
كوثر الشريفي
What can i say about this novel... It was an easy-read. I felt I could identify with it in every way, as the society I live in is not so different from other eastern societies in terms of culture and norms. I have read before and had some idea about the revolution in Iran, but this novel gave me more insight into what happened to the simple individuals and people in the country and shed some light on to how different societies suffer from the same political and social hypocrisies. I could really ...more
Tanja Berg
Was it a good book? Certainly. Did I enjoy it? Not so much. I spent the first third of the book feeling horror over how Masoumeh was treated by her brothers. She was intelligent, a good student and in love. They destroyed all that and forced her to marry a man she had never seen. Hamid turned out to be a revolutianary. He had blisfully modern ideas, but left his family alone a lot to pursue his own ideals.

This book was certainly an eye-opener. I have read very few books in an islamic setting. T
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Miruna Orban
Jun 10, 2013 Miruna Orban rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are no words to describe this book.
I didn't expect to be such a life-changing book. I must say that I lied about ALL the books I said they were life-changing. This ONE is LIFE-CHANGING
It makes you believe that women have power and in the end you discover they don't. You discover that for every decision you make you must look for others opinion. Just something you can't describe in words. If I were to draw a painting, I would draw birds because they are free but they can't reach the univers
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Hind
Jul 05, 2015 Hind rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A novel that i will keep remembering for the rest of my life. I can totally relate to the novel events and small details that took place in the Iranian society and no one can really understand unless they really lived them in reality
It came as no surprise how much Yemeni and Iranian society share and have things in common.

Nimbex
Dec 23, 2015 Nimbex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Buscaba un libro para aprender un poco sobre la historia reciente de Irán y éste ha resultado ser una opción más que buena. No sólo cuenta los principales hechos históricos de forma amena y entretenida sino que la historia de su protagonista te atrapa desde el principio.
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PARINOUSH SANIEE is a sociologist and psychologist. She worked as Manager of the research department in Supreme Coordination Council for Technical and Vocational Education Ministry in Iran. She has written several novels, of which SAHME MAN is the first; PEDAR-E AAN DIGARI is the second-also published to great acclaim in Iran; others are awaiting approval by the censorship board.

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