Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman

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Brandeis University Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 205 pages
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"Goldin's memoir conveys not just the personal trauma of growing up in a family fraught with discord but also the tragic human cost of religious dogmatism. In Goldin's experience, Jewish fundamentalism was intensified by an Islamic context. Although the Muslims were antagonistic to Jews, their views on women's roles and their treatment of women influenced the attitudes and practices of some Iranian Jews." "In this brave and dispassionate portrayal of a little-known corner of Jewish life, Farideh Goldin confronts profound sadness yet captures a child's wonder as she savors the scenes and textures and scents of Jewish Iran. Readers share her youthful adventures and dangers, coming to understand how such experiences shape her choices as a young adult."--BOOK JACKET.

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This is a story of growing up in a Jewish-ghetto in Shiraz during the mid 50's in a super traditional Jewish family. Goldin describes a very hostile society against religious minorities in so much ... Read full review

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This book was just awesome, perhaps more for personal reasons. I was born in the same city that this writer was and her memories did ring a bell, although I was raised in the dominant Islamic culture ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Goldin studied math and English literature at Pahlavi University in Shiraz, Iran, from 1971 to 1975. She transferred to Old Dominion University in Virginia, earning her B.A. in English literature in 1976, an M.A. in Humanities, and her graduate certificate in Women's Studies in 1995. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 2002.

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