The People with No Camel: Based on a True Story

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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Roya Movafegh is a multimedia artist. Her work explores the dynamics of assimilation as well as the multiple facets of cultural identity. In addition to her photo publication in Eileen William's Wishes in Black & White featured on Oprah, her work has also appeared in Them=Us: Photographic Journeys Across Our Cultural Boundaries. Born in Austria to Iranian parents, she and her family moved to Tehran in 1976 only to escape it five years later due to the persecutions they faced as Baha'is. From an early age, she learned what it meant to be a foreigner, a person on the run, a refugee, and an immigrant. After living in Germany, the United States, and Canada, she moved to Harlem, New York, in 1998, where she founded The Young Harlem Photographers, a photography workshop for children and youth, which won the New York Times award at the Art of Change Group Show.

"Against the backdrop of the Islamic Revolution, Roya Movafegh carries us with one unforgettable young woman and her family on a gripping journey into the unknown, opening a brilliant prismatic window on the power of faith and delivering a deeply affecting tale of memory, culture, and identity."
--Neda Armian (film producer, Rachel Getting Married)

"I was deeply transformed and touched by this unusually told tale of courage and perseverance. Unsentimental yet with uncanny accuracy, Her journey captures the conflict and confusion of our former Iran and still emerges with the grace of a true Persian woman. Interwoven between flights of fantasy, Movafegh speaks of freedom untasted in the East or the West."
-Shohreh Aghdashloo (Emmy award-winning actress
and Oscar nominee for House of Sand and Fog)

"The story has every element imaginable, and, most importantly, it's current, it's contemporary, it's relevant, and it's urgent--as nothing has changed to this day for The People With No Camel in their motherland. An important debut novel from a luminous author."
--Shidan Majidi (Broadway producer and director)