Davar Ardalan
My Name Is Iran
April 24, 2020 Comments.. 388
My Name Is Iran Davar Ardalan A century of family tales from two beloved but divided homelands, Iran and AmericaDrawing on her remarkable personal history, NPR producer Davar Ardalan brings us the lives of three generations of women and their ordeals with love, rejection, and revolution Her American grandmother s love affair with an Iranian physician took her from New York to Iran in 1931 Ardalan herA century of family tales from two beloved but divided homelands, Iran and AmericaDrawing on her remarkable personal history, NPR producer Davar Ardalan brings us the lives of three generations of women and their ordeals with love, rejection, and revolution Her American grandmother s love affair with an Iranian physician took her from New York to Iran in 1931 Ardalan herself moved from San Francsico to rural Iran in 1964 with her Iranian American parents who barely spoke Farsi After her parents divorce, Ardalan joined her father in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he had gone to make a new life however improbably, after high school, Ardalan decided to move back to an Islamic Iran When she arrived, she discovered a world she hardly recognized, and one which demands a near complete renunciation of the freedoms she experienced in the West In time, she and her young family make the opposite migration and discover the difficulties, however paradoxical, inherent in living a free life in America.. My Name Is Iran A century of family tales from two beloved but divided homelands Iran and AmericaDrawing on her remarkable personal history NPR producer Davar Ardalan brings us the lives of three generations of wom
  • Title: My Name Is Iran
  • Author: Davar Ardalan
  • ISBN: 9780805079203
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Slygly says:

      My Name is Iran by Davar Ardalan is an astonishing and inspiring memoir of three generations of Iranian American women who wander repeatedly between the two countries and extremes of living, sometimes becoming key players in Iranian politics and history The volume proves without a doubt that every daughter is destined to turn into her mother, eventually This wasn t my usual sort of favorite book that keeps me up all night with sweaty palms and prevents me from eating on time, but I was nonethele [...]

    2. Colleen Clark says:

      The author, whose first name is Iran, was born of Iranian parents in San Francisco in 1964 Her parents had been brought up in the US, one of her grandmothers is an non Iranian American When she was still an infant, her architect father took a job in an obscure town named Suleyman s Mosque in southwestern Iran, much closer to Basra, Iraq than to Tehran A lot of the book is about the complicated history of her family She spent a lot of her early years going back and forth between the US and Iran a [...]

    3. Fadillah says:

      I was impressed how Davar managed to trace her lineal of both her grandparents in maternal and paternal side This book, at first, failed to attract my attention Iran has been one of my great interests among others I may not have been there yet but i always try finding a reading materials that associated with the country but to be honest, this book would not be my first pick However, i m starting to get invested little by little when Davar start telling from her soul and shared her inner struggle [...]

    4. Jenny Hawley says:

      This was an interesting book, but it wasn t the most engaging to read I have read a lot of non fiction and memoirs, and some are just page turning than others This one was a little slow I felt a lot of it was just her style of writing It s very straight forward, factual, which, of course, is necessary in non fiction, but it lacked some of the stylistic flair of other non fiction accounts I ve read

    5. Katie says:

      Davar Ardalan certainly has a unique, rich and complex family history I appreciated her candor about her journey to know herself, and I enjoyed the windoe ino her cultural experiences and perspectives I was very interested in and impressed by her work with NPR She is a lovely person who I would enjoy meeting someday

    6. Lynette Hague says:

      This is the first book I have read with insight into the history and culture of Iran My only previous experience with Iran was back in Jr High when we had to journal about the hostage crisis I did enjoy the later part of the book when the author was able to relate of the stories and impact of her great grandfather and his work.

    7. Lori Mendenhall says:

      while I think this could have been a very interesting book, I just didn t care about the author s family details very much I read the beginning and then started skimming through to the halfway point didn t read the end so maybe it got better in the middle anyway, was disappointed in this one didn t grab me at all.

    8. Jamie says:

      Interesting perspective about life in Iran, if you don t know much about Iran this is book can help you understand what normal life is like I didn t care much for the author s writing style, it seemed a little self conscious to me.

    9. Patricia says:

      Her story is fascinating and she does an admirable job of sharing the beauty of Iran and Iranian culture However, I lost interest several times throughout the book as her writing style became of a recording of events than a personal memoir.

    10. Taliya Ali says:

      i read it till i reached the middle of it and the i ve stopped it was really boring but i used to tell myself to continue reading maybe it will change and becomes interesting but unfortunately it became worse so i stopped dont waste ur time, read another book

    11. Gaelle says:

      Very disappointing dropped it about 2 3 through, as I just didn t find it that interesting.

    12. Heidi says:

      Introspective and honest, if not occasionally self indulgent and flighty.

    13. Cknot1sk says:

      i was expecting a lot from this book while i love reading about iran, i found her style jumpy, and i lacked empathy for her and her family.

    14. Mom - Joanne says:

      The rich culture, intellect and beauty of Iran is a breath of fresh air in view of the scare news pushed in today s news.

    15. Kristy says:

      This is an insightful book on some of the events that took place through the eyes of someone that lived in Iran during the revolution It also depicts her life here in the western culture.

    16. Susan says:

      This was annoying not very well written and disorganized.

    17. Tammy says:

      B Ardalan

    18. Julie says:

      Davar is my Friend and her book is amazing

    19. Katherine says:

      Couldn t finish Well writtenbut needed a break from the memoir autobiograpy rutt that I ve been in so I doidn t finish it.

    20. Susan says:

      love anything about Iran

    21. Abs says:

      If you want to think deeply about religion and see the other side, this is great It helps to see inside the head of an Iranian American and her division between Muslim and Christian faiths.

    22. Howard Cincotta says:

      Reading for feature article that will run on the State Department s Persian Web page.

    23. Julie says:

      Save yourself don t crack this binding

    24. Melissa says:

      a little hard to follow at times because she jumps around chronologically and focuses on different family members, but an interesting book for sure.

    25. Michelle Fitzgerald says:

      A great book which takes time to delve into the history of Iran for those not familiar.

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