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Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution

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An intimate and honest chronicle of the everyday life of Iranian women over the past century

“A lesson about the value of personal freedom and what happens to a nation when its people are denied the right to direct their own destiny. This is a book Americans should read.” Washington Post

The fifteenth of thirty-six children, Sattareh Farman Farmaian was born in Iran in 1921 to a wealthy and powerful shazdeh, or prince, and spent a happy childhood in her fathers Tehran harem. Inspired and empowered by his ardent belief in education, she defied tradition by traveling alone at the age of twenty-three to the United States to study at the University of Southern California. Ten years later, she returned to Tehran and founded the first school of social work in Iran.

Intertwined with Sattarehs personal story is her unique perspective on the Iranian political and social upheaval that have rocked Iran throughout the twentieth century, from the 1953 American-backed coup that toppled democratic premier Mossadegh to the brutal regime of the Shah and Ayatollah Khomeinis fanatic and anti-Western Islamic Republic. In 1979, after two decades of tirelessly serving Irans neediest, Sattareh was arrested as a counterrevolutionary and branded an imperialist by Ayatollah Khomeinis radical students.

Daughter of Persia is the remarkable story of a woman and a nation in the grip of profound change.

About the Author

Sattareh Farman Farmaian immigrated to the United States in 1979. She lives in Los Angeles. Dona Munker is a writer, editor, and teacher. She lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385468664
Designed:
Munker, Dona
Author:
Farman-Farmaian, Sattareh
Author:
Sattareh Farman Farmaian With Dona Munker
Author:
Farmaian, Sattareh Farman
Author:
Munker, Dona
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Middle East - Iran
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
Iran Biography.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
24
Publication Date:
20060627
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.04x5.24x.90 in. .69 lbs.

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