Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Latest reviews of Saideh Pakravan's novel Azadi
The latest review: "I normally shun fiction books and try to stick to history or contemporary issues. However, Azadi is one of those exceptions. I read it in 24 hours only taking a break to sleep. The storyline is well developed and provides a host of characters living through the uprising in Iran in 2009. Not only are their well developed character each with their own separate story but each one represents a segment of Iranian society which I found to be a deeper way of story telling. Pakravan spares no details either in describing the consequences in the after math of the protests. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in Iranian politics, the green movement, or contemporary Iranian society. " Stephen List on Amazon.com I am attaching the cover. Thanks -- Saïdeh Pakravan http://www.saidehpakravan.com blurb for my novel Azadi "Saideh Pakravan has written a gripping, beautiful novel centered on the mass protests that followed Iran's contested 2009 presidential election. We experience these tumultuous events through the eyes of three young people and their families, all caught up in the post-election maelstrom. Through individual lives, Pakravan skillfully conveys the hopes and aspirations for change of Iran's younger generation and the shattering of their dreams by a brutal repression. Azadi is chilling; it is a book you cannot put aside." Haleh Esfandiari is the author of : My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran.
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