So What's with All the Iranian Memoirs?

Nahai, Gina
November 2007
Publishers Weekly;11/26/2007, Vol. 254 Issue 47, p58
Trade Publication
The author ponders on the plight of Iranian women authors in the West and on the emerging popularity of their works. She mentions of her own experience of how writers like them are gaining the interest of publishers from the U.S. to publish their works, particularly, their poignant memoirs and stories about Iran.


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