From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran


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Potomac Books
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6.39 X 0.94 X 9.28 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Jacqueline Saper is a CPA, educator, translator, and public speaker. An expert on Iranian subject matter, her opinion columns and articles regularly appear in national and international publications. She can be reached at


"From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran provides a memoir not just of Jacqueline Saper, but of a pivotal time in conservative Iran, and should be required reading for anyone interested in the social evolution of Iran and women's changing experiences and roles in that country."--Diane C. Donovan, Donovan's Bookshelf--Diane C. Donovan "Donovan's Bookshelf"
"Richly informative, From Miniskirt to Hijab captures a difficult time in Iranian history with honesty and candor. Saper demonstrates her love for the country of her birth while realistically discussing some of the challenges confronting a non-Shiite in a very conservative society."--Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh, associate professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University and author of The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani
--Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh "Donovan's Bookshelf" (2/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"From Miniskirt to Hijab is a deeply moving memoir that vividly details the struggle of human life--both collective and individual--under authoritarian rule. Saper's insightful and compelling narrative is extraordinary in its use of personal perspective to mourn the rapid loss of Iran's once progressive society. This book is both an important historical account and a cautionary tale, a poignant reminder of the devastating impact an unchecked regime has on its unwilling participants."--Bardia Fard, chapter president of the Iranian-American Bar Association
--Bardia Fard "Donovan's Bookshelf" (2/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"From Miniskirt to Hijab is the best book yet to explain the contrast of life under the rule of the Shah versus that of the Ayatollahs. Saper is uniquely able to articulate the underlying dynamic of Iran's sudden rejection of a Western culture that was idealized for years before 1979. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the causes of turmoil in one of the most volatile regions of the world."--Bobak Kalhor, director and producer of A Dying King: The Shah of Iran--Bobak Kalhor "Donovan's Bookshelf" (2/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)