To See and See Again

A Life in Iran and America

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520223547

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 2447

The daughter of an Iranian father and an American mother describes growing up in two countries.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: I - M

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330629

Category: American literature

Page: 2483

View: 6765

Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]

Author: Guiyou Huang

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1567207367

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1256

View: 5474

Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

Nicht ohne meine Tochter

Sie wird von ihrem persischen Ehemann in Teheran festgehalten.. Sie hätte fliehen können, ihre Tochter aber sollte sie zurücklassen ...

Author: Betty Mahmoody


ISBN: 3732510158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 540

View: 5474

Nichts ahnend fliegt Betty Mahmoody zusammen mit ihrer kleinen Tochter und ihrem persischen Ehemann für einen zweiwöchigen Aufenthalt in den Iran. Bereits nach wenigen Tagen muss sie feststellen, dass ihr Mann sich immer mehr verändert. Er schlägt sie und ihre Tochter und sperrt sie ein. Von einer Rückkehr in die USA ist nicht mehr die Rede. Als es Betty gelingt, Kontakt zur Schweizer Botschaft aufzunehmen, erfährt sie, dass sie das Land nur ohne ihre Tochter verlassen kann. Das aber will sie unter keinen Umständen...

Constructing Identity in Iranian-American Self-Narrative

Author: M. Blaim,Amnon Sella

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137473312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

View: 7839

Shaped by the experiences of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian-American autobiographers use this chaotic past to tell their current stories in the United States. Wagenknecht analyzes a wide range of such writing and draws new conclusions about migration, exile, and life between different and often clashing cultures.

Ethnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610698819

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 570

View: 5710

Unlike any other book of its kind, this volume celebrates published works from a broad range of American ethnic groups not often featured in the typical canon of literature. • Highlights the most important print and electronic resources on multicultural literature through a detailed bibliography • Features entries from 50 contributors, all of whom are experts in their fields • Includes cultural works not often highlighted in traditional textbooks, such as Iranian American literature, Dominican American literature, and Puerto Rican American literature

Iran today

an encyclopedia of life in the Islamic Republic

Author: Mehran Kamrava,Manochehr Dorraj

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313341632

Category: History

Page: 543

View: 3072


The Forbidden

Poems from Iran and its Exiles

Author: Sholeh Wolpé

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609173295

Category: Poetry

Page: 182

View: 2123

During the 1979 revolution, Iranians from all walks of life, whether Muslim, Jewish, Christian, socialist, or atheist, fought side-by-side to end one tyrannical regime, only to find themselves in the clutches of another. When Khomeini came to power, freedom of the press was eliminated, religious tolerance disappeared, women’s rights narrowed to fit within a conservative interpretation of the Quran, and non-Islamic music and literature were banned. Poets, writers, and artists were driven deep underground and, in many cases, out of the country altogether. This moving anthology is a testament to both the centuries-old tradition of Persian poetry and the enduring will of the Iranian people to resist injustice. The poems selected for this collection represent the young, the old, and the ancient. They are written by poets who call or have called Iran home, many of whom have become part of a diverse and thriving diaspora.

Tag der Ankunft


Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783471789469

Category: Friendship

Page: 297

View: 1345

Auf dem Flughafen bei der Ankunft ihrer koreanischen Adoptivkinder lernen sie sich kennen: die iranische Emigrantenfamilie Yazdan und die uramerikanischen Donaldsons. Aus dieser Begegnung entwickelt sich trotz der kulturellen Unterschiede eine generationenübergreifende Freundschaft.

Educating Immigrants

Experiences of Second-generation Iranians

Author: Mitra K. Shavarini

Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing

ISBN: 9781593320546

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 1222

Mitra K. Shavarini is currently a visiting scholar at Tufts University's Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development.

A Surgeon's Incredible Life Journey

A Memoir

Author: Ali H. Morad

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449043658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 7255

His journey began in Iran, where he was born and learned the ways of an ancient civilization. As you travel with him, you will learn about his childhood, his parents, his teenage years and his years as a medical student in Iran. Arriving in a new country where people's beliefs and customs were so unlike his own, he discovered that if you are sincere in your beliefs, no matter how different they may be, most people will respect you and your right to your beliefs. Soon, he had two countries and fond memories of his youth in his native land and a deep gratitude for a country that has given him the opportunity to develop wonderful friendships. He has also learned that people are more alike than they are different and that everyone has a belief of some kind and that they want to be cared about and respected. Having the perspective of a native Iranian and a patriotic American, he provides a view of his heritage, as well as the continuing story of his life here in the United States. He was a surgeon who placed a higher value on being a humane, caring person rather than power or money. He has viewed his patients and co-workers as family and treated them with enduring love and respect. Without exception, they have reciprocated. As a physician, he knows laughter and hope is effective medicine, and he has supplied large doses of these in his stories. It is his desire that they give you enjoyment, as well as a more in-depth perception of a different culture and of the man who came from that culture. This is his small contribution to helping us all learn how to live in peace and harmony with one another.

Donald J. Trump: Great again!

Wie ich Amerika retten werde

Author: Donald J. Trump

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864703859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7636

Zieht "The Donald" ins Weiße Haus? Für seine Fans verheißt er die Rückkehr goldener Zeiten. Für seine Gegner ist er wahlweise ein Lügner, ein Großmaul, ein Demagoge, ein Rassist oder vieles mehr. Ganz egal, wie man zu ihm steht – der Immobilien-Tycoon ist dem mächtigsten Amt der Welt bereits näher gekommen, als alle es für möglich gehalten hätten. Zeit also, sich zumindest einmal mit seinen Ansichten vertraut zu machen. Diese finden sich in seinem aktuellen Buch, in dem er, wen wundert's, darlegt, wie er sein geschundenes Land wieder zu alter Größe führen kann. Ein Buch das polarisieren wird. Ein Buch, das man gelesen haben sollte, um über die Person Donald Trump mitreden zu können.

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 1005

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

On Wings of Eagles

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330470388

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 4808

When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, discovered that two of his key men had been jailed in Iran, he turned to the one person who could help. Colonel 'Bull' Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what the US government would not - go in and get the men out. On Wings of Eagles is the gripping account of an incredible real-life rescue carried out by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives who were hastily trained to form a fighting team. In this extraordinary story Ken Follett weaves together a secret penetration of a highly dangerous territory, a dramatic jailbreak, and a harrowing overland escape to the Turkish border - made all the more extraordinary by the fact that it is true.

Stadt der Lügen

Liebe, Sex und Tod in Teheran

Author: Ramita Navai

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993401

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8168

Um in Teheran zu überleben, muss man lügen. Denn im »Gottesstaat« Iran spielt sich das Leben im Verborgenen ab. Schulmädchen tragen unter dem Tschador Jeans und Turnschuhe, untreue Ehemänner pilgern nicht nach Mekka, sondern nach Thailand, brave Hausfrauen drehen Pornofilme, Mul- lahs sagen per Handy die Zukunft voraus, und beim Schönheitschirurgen werden nicht nur Nasen gerichtet, sondern auch Jungfernhäutchen wiederhergestellt. Ramita Navai erzählt von den abenteuerlichen Doppelleben der Menschen und entwirft ein faszinierendes Porträt einer Stadt, die ihren Schleier nur ungern lüftet.

The American Scholar

Author: William Allison Shimer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 4804


One Story, Thirty Stories

An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature

Author: Zohra Saed,Sahar Muradi

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 155728945X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 277

View: 1031

"From a society shredded by violence and a generation caught between Afghanistan and America, Saed and Muradi have sewn together a vibrant patchwork of memory and imagination. At turns raw and affecting, One Story, Thirty Stories is a chronicle of loss and reunion, offering a firsthand look at how communities are fractured and remade, with all the frustration and tenderness that exile evokes."---Tara Bahrampour, To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America "One Story, Thirty Stories is exquisite documentary, a kaleidoscope of fragmented lives, losses, and attempts at remaking. The editors have assembled a collection that manages to be both literature and history, heartbreaking and hopeful, educational and lyrical. From the daughter of a cab driver to the daughter of an imam, from a crack dealer to a standup comic to an ambassador, the writers in this book offer not only poignant testimony but also form a who's who of Afghans in the United States. An invaluable, accessible resource for anyone who cares about what America is doing in, and to, Afghanistan."---Minal Hajratwala, author of Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents Since 9/11 there has been a cultural and political blossoming in the Afghan diaspora, especially in the United States, revealing a vibrant, active, and intellectual Afghan American community. And the success of Khaled Hosseni's The Kite Runner, the first work of fiction written by an Afghan American to become a bestseller, has created interest in the works of other Afghan American writers. One Story, Thirty Stories (or Afsanab, Seesaneh, the Afghan equivalent of "one upon a time") collects poetry, fiction, essays, and selections from two blogs from thirty-three men and women---poets, fiction writers, journalists, filmmakers and video artists, photographers, community leaders and organizers, and diplomats. The fifty pieces in this rich anthology show people trying to come to grips with a life in exile, or they trace the migration maps of parents. They navigate the jagged landscape of the Soviet invasion, the civil war of the 1990s and the rise of the Taliban, and the ongoing American occupation.

Halbmond und Stern

die Türkei zwischen zwei Welten

Author: Stephen Kinzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527504931


Page: 305

View: 976

Die Türkei ist ein Land der Gegensätze: sie steht zwischen der Vergangenheit des Osmanischen Reichs, und der Hoffnung auf eine demokratische Zukunft, dem starken Militär und einer bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, der muslimischen Tradition und dem laizistischen Staat. Außerdem ist die Türkei NATO-Mitglied, liegt sowohl in Asien als auch in Europa und spielt eine zentrale Rolle in der Nahost-Politik des Westens. Stephen Kinzer war Korrespondent der New York Times in Istanbul und schildert lyrisch, manchmal sogar romantisch, aber immer mit der nötigen Distanz diesen Staat, der für Deutschland und Europa so wichtig ist. Ein Buch über ein Land in zwei Welten, geschrieben von einem Insider aus dem Westen, der beide Welten kennt.