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Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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I thought this was a great book that artfully captured one young woman's experience and the ironies involved in the Iranian revolution. I've heard that it is "ahistorical" and overly "dramatic." But, it's fiction and the perspectives of one person. I ...more
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy (Goodreads Author)
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A good friend told me that this was his favorite book several years ago, and I have been waiting for the chance to read it ever since. This is no indictment on my friend or the millions of others who lauded the book, but I found it poorly written and ...more
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Early Novels & Stories by James Baldwin
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Anything Baldwin is great. I could have sworn I read Go Tell it On a Mountain before, but perhaps not. Wonderful and complex statement of Black American history with Black theology (Christianity) at the time of the Great Migration to the North.
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My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
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Excellent, excellent book. It really brings to life an exciting period in Islamic history, telling the story of Persian miniaturists and artistic innovation, politics, geography, social life. Reminiscent of Mantle of the Prophet --- the highest compl ...more
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
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I did not think this book was as great as all the hype. The storytelling is exciting at first but gets a bit staid as it goes on, telling the story of a rather one-dimensional character. Even the attempt at redemption at the end is lackluster and ine ...more
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The Role of Political Culture in Iranian Political Development by Dal Seung Yu
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The Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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Intellectuals and the State in Iran by Negin Nabavi
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