‘Honeymoon in Tehran’ by Azadeh Moaveni

Both a love story and a reporter’s first draft of history Honeymoon in Tehran is a stirring, trenchant and deeply personal chronicle of two years in the maelstrom of Iranian life.

«An indelible portrait of the author’s family and a highly personal take on Iran’s social and political evolution. » Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
«This book is a truly excellent memoir. » Sara M. Miller
«Unfortunately it is all texture and little substance. » James Thomas
«I read Azadeh Moaveni’s second memoir with the same pleasure that I got from Lipstick Jihad. » William O. Beeman

978-0-8129-7790-51Book details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812977904
  • ISBN-13: 9780812977905
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Publication date: 2012

Book description

In 2005, Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returned to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As she documents the firebrand leader’s troublesome entry onto the world stage, Moaveni richly portrays a society too often caricatured as the heartland of militant Islam. Mingling with underground musicians, race car drivers, young radicals and scholars, she explores the cultural identity crisis and class frustration that pits Iran’s next generation against the Islamic system. Honeymoon in Tehran is a story about a young woman’s tenuous life in a country she had hoped she could change.

628x471Azadeh Moaveni is the author of Lipstick Jihad and co-author, with Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, of Iran Awakening. She has lived and reported throughout the Middle East, and speaks both Farsi and Arabic fluently. Azadeh studied politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received a Fulbright Fellowship to Egypt. As one of the few American correspondents allowed to work continuously in Iran since 1999, she has reported widely on youth culture, women’s rights, and Islamic reform for Time, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. Currently a Time magazine contributing writer on Iran and the Middle East, she lives with her husband and son in London.

Publicado el diciembre 23, 2012 en De Asia, Del Mundo Árabe, Inicio, Novedades. Añade a favoritos el enlace permanente. Deja un comentario.

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