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My Mother's Black Chador
Mania Akbari
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My Mother's Black Chador

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Mania Akbari's stories are bold, frank, and adept at seamlessly weaving together topics as varied as politics, sexuality and identity in contemporary Iran. She unflinchingly confronts societal taboos, depicting a number of scenes in these stories that would never pass by the Iranian state censors. Furthermore, Akbari does not hesitate to place herself at the center of her ...more
ebook, 85 pages
Published 2013 by Nogaam
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Mike O'Brien
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
A bold, frank, fascinating book of short stories. Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari's ongoing exploration of relationships, issues of gender, sexuality and repression are here given expression in five insightful, tightly-packed, surprising stories told from the perspective of the Iranian woman.

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What an amazing short stories. It filled up with sexuality, taboo, explicit desire and lust but it doesn't came across as cheap or sleazy. The characters in this tales were penned by the author to live their miserable lives and narrated it via their perspective. Some stories can be pretty disturbing but it suits the roughness of life they had to go through. ...more
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
These stories are told using a new angle by a frank and brave woman. You can see history, politic, solitude and agony through these magnificent stories. She is Taboo breaking!
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