Bagher Momeni – Volume 1

Momeni1

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.

Continue reading

Bagher Momeni – Volume 2

Momeni2

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.

Continue reading

The Road Not Taken – Volume 1

Rahi1

Compiled & edited by Touraj Atabaki & Nasser Mohajer The Road Not Taken (Narrative on the Life & Times of Iranian Feda’i Guerrillas) Vol.1 For a careful and comprehensive study of the Organization of the Iranian People’s Feda’i Guerrillas (OIPFG) from its inception to the fall of the Shah’s regime…

Continue reading

The Road Not Taken – Volume 2

rahi2

A study of the Organization of the Iranian People’s Feda’i Guerrillas (OIPFG) from its inception to the fall of the Shah’s regime on February 11, 1979, its ties with the workers movement, its organic relationship with the student movement and day to day life in the safe houses.

Continue reading

In the Name of Law

Be-zaban

(Bijan Jazani & Hassan Zia Zarifi in Military Court)
A case study of the arrest and trial of Bijan Jazani, Hassan Zia Zarifi and other twelve members of a newly formed revolutionary group which later became one of the two pillars of the Iranian Peoples Feda’i Guerrillas. This exceptional trial that lasted from Dec. 30, 1968 till Feb. 27, 1969 is considered as one of the most important political trials of the 1960’s in Iran.

Continue reading

The Workers in Bleak Time

rooz

Edited, annotated and with an introduction by Nasser Mohajer & Assad Saif The Workers in Bleak Times (Ahmad ali Khodadadeh) Published in the second decade of the twentieth century, The workers in Bleak Times is the first novel of the Iranian workers’ literature. According to its author Ahmad Ali Khodadadeh,…

Continue reading

Iranian Women’s Uprising March 8th 1979 – Volume 1

Khizesh1

Mahnaz Matine & Nasser Mohajer Iranian Women’s Uprising (Vol. 1 – Renaissance) This two-volume book is the untold account of the March 8, 1979 peaceful uprising of the Iranian women, pouring into the streets of Tehran protesting against Ayatollah Khomeini’s call for mandatory veiling of Iranian women working in the…

Continue reading

Iranian Women’s Uprising March 8th 1979 – Volume 2

Khizesh-2

Mahnaz Matine & Nasser Mohajer Iranian Women’s Uprising (Vol. 1 – Renaissance) This two-volume book is the untold account of the March 8, 1979 peaceful uprising of the Iranian women, pouring into the streets of Tehran protesting against Ayatollah Khomeini’s call for mandatory veiling of Iranian women working in the…

Continue reading

Being Known and Yet Unknown

ashena

Being Known and Yet Unknown not only introduces the reader to the persona of a female artist, but through different narratives of her life, it depicts achievements as well as obstacles for the advancement of the educated urban middle-class women in the context of the hundred-year transformation of women’s socio-economic conditions specially during the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Continue reading

The Peyke Saadat Nesvan

Peyk

Compiled & anntated by Banafsheh Massoudi & Nasser Mohajer The Peyke Saadat Nesvan (Journal) The Payk-e Saadat Nesvan Magazine was the first journal published by Iranian women’s rights activists and the first journal produced by left-leaning women in Iran. Its concessioner, Rooshanak Nodoost, was one of the most progressive women…

Continue reading

Women in the Shadow

women-shadow

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…

Continue reading

Displaced

displaced

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…

Continue reading

Sketches of a Friendship

Naghshi

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…

Continue reading

Trembling

larzeha

This book captures the author’s life experiences in the 80’s and 90’s; But at the same time, her life resembles the lives of many women of her generation. A young generation who lived the experience of the 1979 Revolution with immense passion, but soon became disillusioned by the outcome of the Revolutions.

Continue reading

The Inescapable Escape – Volume 1

goriz1

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.

Continue reading

The Inescapable Escape – Volume 2

goriz2

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.

Continue reading

The Book of Prison – Volume 1

zendan1

This book is a collection of two volumes which aims to provide a comprehensive account of the prison system and the experience of incarceration in the Islamic Republic period. From 1979 to the present day, the prison system has been a continuous element in the contention between the state and dissident forces, as well as contrast within the state elites themselves. Nearly all political movements which have been active in Iran during these past four decades have experienced jail as an essential element of their activities and very existence. This experience has been defined by the worst forms of imposition of prison practices, from the extensive use of torture to obtain confessions, through to systematic extra judicial capital punishment, especially in 1981 to 1988. The present compilation seeks, at times starkly, to raise awareness on these issues for a wider Persian audience. Its editor, Nasser Mohajer, is of the belief that the persecution of individuals on political and expression grounds will continue as long as the general awareness of related prison practices will remain limited.

Continue reading

The Book of Prison – Volume 2

zendan2

Edited by Nasser Mohajer The Book of Prison (An Anthology of Prison Life in the Islamic Republic of Iran) Vol. 1 Ketab-e Zendan (“The Book of Prison”) is a collection of two volumes which aims to provide a comprehensive account of the prison system and the experience of incarceration in…

Continue reading

Crime and Punishment

Jenayat

Nasser Mohajer Crime & Punishment (On the Assassination of Dissidents in Iran) This book comprises two essays and one interview. The interview and one of the essays describe in great details how Parvaneh Eskandari, Daryoush Foruhar, Majid Sharif, Mohammad Mokhtari and Mohanmad Jafar Pooyandeh were butchered and murdered based on…

Continue reading

From Tehran to Stalin-abad

tehran

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.

Continue reading

The National Union of Iranian Women

etehad

The theme of this book is about the formation and activities of the National Union of Iranian Women, which was founded a few weeks after the 1979 February Revolution of Iran. Most of the founders of NUIW were left-leaning women educated in North America and Western Europe and active in the struggle against the Shah’s dictatorial regime. The NUIW was dissolved after the onslaught of the Islamic Republic on all democratic forces of the country in June 1981.

Continue reading

Islamic Republic of Iran

eslahat

Islamic Republic of Iran (Paradoxes of Reform and Prospects of Rebellion)

The question of reform and revolution, different types and plans of reform and the relationship between reform and qualitative evolution (overhaul) of the system is the first focus of this book. The second part of the study deals with the history of reform in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), the course of its evolution and finally the failure of the idea of “reform from within”. The third section of this booklet is dedicated to the question of “regime change” and how this strategy is perceived by the existing spectrum of those opposing the IRI.

Continue reading

And Still Lives Our Story

va-hanouz

Hassan Darvish And Still Lives Our Story (Memories of an Iranian Political Prisoner) Hassan Darvish has recounted his prison memoirs in a creative and unclassical way. He was imprisoned by the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1982 to 1984 in “Vakil Abad” and the “Central Committee” detention center in the…

Continue reading

Noghteh Review No. 1

noghteh-review-1

Intellectuals and the revolution • The dictators and the clowns • The enlightening • What is Enlightenment • The dust of life • The notion of time and some deductions • Yugoslavia and the new nationalism • Organizational violation • The ruined nest • Chaghlayan Hotel • The burned • The tasks of novelist • Miguel Marmol • The little world of Martine Issacson • Alas • What is my ending • The nights and the dogs • Thirteen years after your execution • So Zahhak is the King of Universe.

Continue reading

Noghteh Review No. 2

noghteh-review-2

Revisiting Kasravi’s murder after fifty years • Ahmad Kasravi, an uncompromising reformer • History and politics • A reflection upon historical cognition • The composition of silence • The psychology of torture • The Iranian revolution, the nation and nationalism • Behind the death of stained walls of prison • The mystery of the garden • A brief encounter • This is your poet • Sui • Dancing in the moonlight • My stone butterflies • The new year’s eve butterfly • Hedayat’s “Hadji Agha” in France • A review of “French Testimony” • Poetry • A man, a woman, a nightmare.

Continue reading

In Exile

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…

Continue reading