In Exile (Twenty-Three Iranian Short Stories)

In Exile

Edited by Nasser Mohajer In Exile (Twenty-Three Iranian Short Stories) In this collection, 23 Iranian writers who accepted the call-for-entries by Nasser Mohajer, have recounted stories of life under the theocratic regime of Iran and why people were forced to leave their country and loved ones to seek political asylum…

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Being Known and Yet Unknown

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Compiled & edited by Nasser Mohajer This is a collection of writings by associates, friends and a few relatives of the late Akram Farmahini who passed away in January 2012 in Paris. Akram Farmahini, artist, painter and designer was educated in the Institute of Decorative Arts of Tehran University. She…

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Bagher Momeni – Volume 1

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The life and times of Bagher Momeni as a researcher of history, writer, literary critic, translator and political activist are compiled in these two volumes.

The first volume contains narratives of the personal, political and intellectual life of Bagher Momeni, from the perspective of his relatives, friends, and comrades. This volume begins with the selected notes from his older brother and younger sister. Then his former comrades discuss his involvement with and activism in the Tudeh Party from 1941 to 1943.

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Bagher Momeni – Volume 2

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The second volume contains the writings of Bagher Momeni, from his first notes dated 1942 to selected political articles that he wrote for the publications of the Tudeh Party up to the August 19, 1953 coup d’état. His accomplishments after the coup are also recounted in numerous works, including poetry, historical inquiries, translations, historical explorations, literary critiques, Islamic studies, and explorations in exile and biographies of friends – published for the first time.

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Women in the Shadow

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Compiled by Fariba Iraj Five young women from one of the provinces in Iran, whose husbands were either imprisoned or executed during the rampant repression of the 1980s, recounted their traumatic experiences with Fariba Iraj. First one on one, and then in a group everyone shared their stories. The following…

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Displaced

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Kian Katouzian (Haj Seyed Javadi) Displaced (Memoir of Exile) Displaced is basically Ms. Katouzian’s memoirs of life in exile. The chronicle of a known teacher in Tehran and principal of a prestigious girls school of the 1960s and 1970’s, and also the espouse of one of the renowned dissident intellectuals…

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Sketches of a Friendship

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Hamed Shahidian Edited by Nasser Mohajer | Sketches of a Friendship (Living Revolution and Exile) This book represents the late prominent sociologist, Hamed Shahidian’s (1938-1993) reflections on his relationship with a friend and mentor, Toosi Tabatabaei. It is a compressed impression of exchange of ideas between two thinkers regarding gender…

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The Inescapable Escape – Volume 1

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In this two-volume book, thirty men and women of all ages and walks of life with diverse political and religious believes talk about their motivations for fleeing Iran. The protagonists have fled Iran through different borders, seeking asylum in different countries.

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The Inescapable Escape – Volume 2

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In this two-volume book, thirty men and women of all ages and walks of life with diverse political and religious believes talk about their motivations for fleeing Iran. The protagonists have fled Iran through different borders, seeking asylum in different countries.

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From Tehran to Stalin-abad

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This book is Mohammad Torbati’s memoirs of 50 years of political activity within and without Iran’s Tudeh Party. He joined this pro-Moscow left wing party in the year 1943. He was forced to live underground after the 1953 military coup against the democratic government of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh.

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