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This book combines oral history, storytelling, and ethnographic research in communication and performance studies into a unique archive of the history of contemporary Iranian diaspora experiences. This book provides an artistic vision of the transformations that Iranian exiles experienced in family, gender, and spiritual beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761871705
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 06/11/2020
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Ziba Shirazi is a poet, singer, songwriter and storyteller best known for her poignant songs and storytelling through poetry. Shirazi created the ongoing project of Story & Song, a lyrical storytelling series of performances, set to live music with video projections featuring stories of Iranian diaspora experiences. Kamran Afary is assistant professor of communication studies at California State University Los Angeles and a registered drama therapist (RDT). He is the author of Performance and Activism: Grassroots Discourse after the Los Angeles Rebellion of 1992.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments A Note on Translations, Monologues, and Stories Introduction: Revolution, War, and the Making of an Iranian Diaspora Literature. Monologues 1. My Rite of Passage and Unexpected Fate Ziba Shirazi 2. The Outsider Fariba Boghraty 3. The Pain of Language Barrier Farrokh Boghraty 4. Senior Life Massy Alavi 5. Lost Identity Nasrin Almasi 6. A Girl with an American Husband Shahla 7. Made in America, Delivered in Iran Shahrzad Safinya 8. Unfulfilled Dreams Shervin 9. A Simple Dream Valentina Nazaretian Stories 10 A Dream of Hope Mahvash Dareshi Gheytanchi Levi 11. Asal (Honey) Homayoun Houshiarnejad 12. Living a Full Life Iran 13. A Space to Design Manijeh Teymouri 14. A Small Suitcase for a Great Escape Modjgan Rashtian 15. The Teacher Sorour Nayeri 16. The First Kiss Vida Ghahremani 17. The Doorbell Ring Zohreh In Place of a Conclusion. A Selective Analysis of the Themes of Iranian Diaspora Bibliography Index About the Editors
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