The Soul of Iran: A Nation's Struggle for Freedom
The truths about Iran; quite different truths from versions put forward by Washington, Tehran, and the media.Iran thundered onto the world stage in 1979 with an Islamic revolution that shook the world. Today that revolution has gone astray, a popular democracy movement boldly challenges authority, and young Iranians are more interested in moving to America than in chanting "Death to America." Afshin Molavi, born in Iran and fluent in Persian, traveled widely across his homeland, exploring the legacy of the Iranian revolution and probing the soul of Iran, a land with nearly three millennia of often-glorious history. Like a master Persian carpet maker, Molavi weaves together threads of rich historical insight, political analysis, cultural observation, and the daily realities of life in the Islamic republic to produce a colorful, intricate, and mesmerizing narrative. Originally published in hardcover under the title Persian Pilgrimages, this paperback edition is revised, with a new introduction and epilogue.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VeritysVeranda - LibraryThing
Given my limited knowledge of Iran, I fully enjoyed the historical, literary, cultural and literal tour of Iran, often hoping that I could find English translations of the literary references, usually to no avail. Read full review
PERSIAN PILGRIMAGES: Journeys Across IranUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Whither Iran, asks Washington-based Iranian journalist Molavi in this tour of the country's past and present. Molavi, who has lived in the US since his youth, returned to Iran for a year of journeying ... Read full review