A young Iranian-American journalist returns to Tehran and discovers not only the oppressive and decadent life of her Iranian counterparts who have grown up since the revolution, but the pain of searching for a homeland that may not exist. As Azadeh Moaveni leads us through the drug-soaked, underground parties of Tehran, into the hedonistic lives of young people desperate for change, Moaveni paints a rare portrait of Iran’s rebellious next generation. The landscape of her Tehran — ski slopes, fashion shows, malls and cafes — is populated by a cast of young people whose exuberance and despair brings the modern reality of Iran to vivid life.
About the Author
Azadeh 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.
Book Club Information
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:15 pm
Location: Multnomah County Library Central Library, U.S. Bank Room, 810 SW 10th Avenue
Speaker: Kim Brown, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at PSU and Farzaneh Turk
Text taken from azadeh.info