Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ten top books about Iran

Nazanine Hozar was born in Tehran, Iran, and lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Aria is her first novel.

At the Guardian, Hozar tagged ten notable books about Iran, including:
Journey From The Land of No by Roya Hakakian

This memoir from Iranian-Jewish writer and journalist Hakakian traces her growth as a budding revolutionary in 1978-1979 towards the realisation that the political reforms she and her friends had fought for had been hijacked and undermined by a religious totalitarianism not only targeted at her own Jewish community but at intellectual, egalitarian and democratising Iranians alike, regardless of faith. Hakakian particularly focuses on the violations of women’s rights as the first sign that any political system is poised to fall to autocracy.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see Mark Skinner's eleven top books on Iran and Kamin Mohammadi's top ten Iranian books.

--Marshal Zeringue