Within the first anthology of its variety, Lila Azam Zanganeh argues that even though Iran looms huge within the American mind's eye, it truly is grossly misunderstood-seen both because the 3rd pillar of Bush's notorious "axis of evil" or as a state teeming with youths clamoring for revolution.
This assortment showcases the genuine scope and complexity of Iran during the paintings of a stellar staff of contributors-including Azar Nafisi and with unique paintings through Marjane Satrapi. Their collective target is to counter the numerous present cultural and political clichés approximately Iran. many of the items challenge feminism, sexuality, or eroticism less than the Islamic Republic; others are unorthodox political stories or approximately race and faith. most of these individuals have damaged inventive and cultural taboos of their work.
Journalist Reza Aslan, writer of No God yet God, explains why Iran isn't really a theocracy yet, really, a "mullahcracy." Mehrangiz Kar, a attorney and human rights activist who used to be jailed in Iran and is presently a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy university of presidency, argues that the Iranian Revolution truly engendered the delivery of feminism in Iran. Journalist Azadeh Moaveni unearths the underground events and intercourse tradition in Tehran, whereas Gelareh Asayesh, writer of Saffron Sky, writes poignantly on why Iranians aren't thought of white in the USA, although they believe they're. Poet and author Naghmeh Zarbafian expounds at the surreal adventure of analyzing censored books in Iran, whereas Roya Hakakian, writer of Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood stuck in innovative Iran, remembers the chuffed days of Iranian Jews. With a pointy, incisive creation through Lila Azam Zanganeh, this varied assortment will modify what you inspiration you knew approximately Iran.
"My Sister, shield Your Veil; My Brother, safeguard Your Eyes goals to corrode fastened principles and turns cultural and political clichés on their heads . . . Iranians themselves dwell in a fancy and schizophrenic fact, at a surreal crossroads among political Islam and satellite tv for pc tv, giant nationwide oil sales, and searing social inequalities."--From the advent by means of Lila Azam Zanganeh
Contributors contain: Azar Nafisi, writer of the best-selling Reading Lolita in Tehran, Marjane Satrapi, writer of Persepolis, Shirin Neshat, across the world acclaimed visible artist, Abbas Kiarostami, award-winning filmmaker of Taste of Cherry, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar nominee for House of Sand and Fog, Azadeh Moaveni, writer of Lipstick Jihad