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L (not_ophelia) | 30 comments F.M. Esfandiary's Identity Card is touted by some reviews as a satire, though I'm told by someone I know from Iran that this is actually not a far exaggeration from the truth of what happens there.


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Carol (zhelicarol) The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


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Jenny (jennyil) The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani


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Ronan Noane  K My Father's Notebook: A Novel of Iran
by Kader Abdolah

The writer moved to the Netherlands and wrote this book in Dutch. Lovely and catching story.


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This book isn't set in Iran but it is about an Iranian family that moved to America. The memoir is not only a good read about adapting but it is a funny read worth while.
Funny in Farsi A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by فیروزه جزایری دوما / Firoozeh Jazayeri Dumas Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by فیروزه جزایری دوما / Firoozeh Jazayeri Dumas


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Arden | 1 comments Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America And American in Iran I have never read a book that described so well what it feels like to be an immigrant and feel like an outsider in two worlds. The author came to California when she was a child and returned to Iran in the 90's as a journalist for Time magazine. I have been meaning to read her next memoir Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran too.


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Agata (non-air) | 2 comments The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship (emmadeploresgoodreadscensorship) | 11 comments I second The Blood of Flowers especially, and also The Septembers of Shiraz.


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Daren | 13 comments Anna wrote: "Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran by Jason Elliot"

I think Jason Elliot is excellent. Liked this book, but liked An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan even more. Sorry, wrong thread, I know.


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