Synopses & Reviews
Wide-ranging and deeply personal, this anthology explores the Iranian-American community's continuing struggle to understand what it means to be Iranian in America.
This collection is the first published anthology of writings by Iranian immigrants and first generation Iranian Americans.
About the Author
Persis M. Karim was born in the United States to an Iranian father and a French mother. She received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Texas at Austin.Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami has lived in the United States since 1984. He is an assistant professor of Persian and Persian literature at New York University.
Table of Contents
Foreword /Donnâe Raffat --Introduction /Persis M. Karim and Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami --Namaz /Arash Saedina --Nowruz /Arash Saedina --Dastet dard nakoneh /Arash Saedina --Yeki bud, yeki nabud /Arash Saedina --Ta'rof /Arash Saedina --Shab bekher /Arash Saedina --Donya Hamineh /Arash Saedina --Cheshmetun rowshan /Arash Saedina --Takhteh-nard /Arash Saedina --Piri bad ast /Arash Saedina --My turn /Tara Fatemi --I ain't no American beauty rose /Tara Fatemi --Five p.m. express /Tara Fatemi --My fifties-theme birthday party /Tara Fatemi.