Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

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Product Details

Price
$14.00
Publisher
Broadway Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.24 X 0.63 X 8.02 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780609810309
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About the Author

Roya Hakakian is the author of A Beginner's Guide to America, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, and Journey from the Land of No, and has published two collections of poetry in Persian. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and on NPR's All Things Considered. She has collaborated on programming for leading journalism units in network television, including 60 Minutes. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and served on the editorial board of World Affairs. Since 2015, she has taught at THREAD, a writing workshop at Yale, and is a fellow at the Davenport College at Yale. She lives in Connecticut.

Reviews

Winner of the 2004 Elle Readers' Prize for Best Book of the Year in Nonfiction

"Hakakian's intimate anthropology opens a window on one life during turbulent times in the Middle East. . . . This book does us the service of removing some of the region's mythical stereotypes . . . and illuminating a real contemporary culture we would do well to know better." --Seattle Times

"Hakakian, irrepressible, brave, and strong-willed, watches in dismay as the country she loves disappears, to be replaced by one that views what Roya most values--an insatiable intellect--with profound contempt. Like Anne Frank, she is a perceptive, idealistic, terribly sympathetic chronicler of the gathering repression." --Baltimore Sun

"A spectacular debut memoir . . . Only a major writing talent like Hakakian can use the pointed words of the mature mind to give the perspective of the child. . . . She tackles ideologies of assimilation and oppression with poetic aplomb and precision. . . . Hakakian's tale of passage into womanhood lacks nothing." --Boston Globe

"[Hakakian is] a lyrical storyteller . . . Her moving narrative swings from funny to sad, capturing idyllic scenes of her parents, aunts, and uncles picnicking and interacting with Muslim friends." --Washington Post
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