Returning to Iran
Iran is a long story. It has a complicated history and an old culture. It has a seasoned people whose boldness has grown out of the tragedies they have survived. Contradictions run deep and meet their match only in perseverance. Untangling the strands of this story is as daunting an undertaking as it is compelling.
— From the Preface
The most recent chapter in the story of Iran is the uprising of 2009. This book is an account of the years that culminated in the uprising. It records the darkness of the thirty years since the revolution as well as the creative intelligence, long forced underground, that ushers in brighter days.
The articles in this collection depict some of the tragedies, defeats, triumphs and ironies of this time. They offer glimpses into many facets of Iranian society with its complexities and contradictions.
Table of Contents
Preface to Second Edition
About the Author
“Sima Nahan” is the pen name of Maryam Pirnazar. She has worked in academia and international organizations and has a PhD in comparative literature and Middle Eastern studies from Columbia University. Pirnazar is a co-publisher of Urtext.
Format: Softcover 228 pgs 5.5″ x 8.5″