Veils and words: the emerging voices of Iranian women writers

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Syracuse University Press, Jun 1, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 295 pages
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'There are no walls around the house here.' I wrote in my diary, in an entry dated December 24, 1967. This was a few days after my arrival in America. It took me years to realize that in America other kinds of walls, mainly invisible, existed. I had to learn about their presence, respect their sovereignty, abide by their rules. I could not neglect them, trespass them. I could not disregard them. This meant not only learning the English language but also mastering the metalanguage, the verbal and nonverbal codes of interactions, the different systems and styles of communication.

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Traditionally, Iranian women have been veiled from public view and constrained from public expression. Milani illustrates that in Iran the 19th-century movement to unveil was closely linked to women's ... Read full review

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Any book which helps us to have a better dialog with the rest of the world and get them to know us is good. Thanks Mrs. Millani. Read full review

Contents

A Walled Society
1
The Concept of Veiling
19
The Perils of Writing
46
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Milani teaches Persian language and literature and women's studies at the University of Virginia.

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