Jacqueline Saper

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Winner: Chicago Writers Association 2020 Book of the Year Award
Finalist: 2020 Clara Johnson Book Award
Finalist: 2021 Feathered Quill Book Award
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Jacqueline Saper (named after Jacqueline Kennedy), is an Iranian-American author, professional speaker, educator, columnist, and translator. An expert on Iran's subject, her opinion columns and articles appear in national and international publications.

Jacqueline is well known for her award-winning memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab, published by the University of Nebraska Press—Potomac Books. She was born in Tehran (1961) to an Iranian father and a British mother. In her childhood, she experienced life in Iran's thrivi
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From an act of survival in 1979 Iran to a civic duty in 2020 America

By Jacqueline Saper
The Seattle Times
Published Oct. 30, 2020

A few days after I turned 18, in March of 1979, my father urged me to vote. As an Iranian citizen in the pivotal year of a revolution, voting enabled me to express my opinion on whether my country was to become the Islamic Republic. After months of civil unrest, strikes, martial law and demonstrations, the people were now “free” to make th Read more of this blog post »
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From an act of survival in 1979 Iran to a civic duty in 2020 America

By Jacqueline Saper
The Seattle Times
Published Oct. 30, 2020

A few days after I turned 18, in March of 1979, my father urged me to vote. As an Iranian c Read more of this blog post »
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