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The Resource In the house of my bibi : growing up in revolutionary Iran, Nastaran Kherad

In the house of my bibi : growing up in revolutionary Iran, Nastaran Kherad

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In the house of my bibi : growing up in revolutionary Iran
Title
In the house of my bibi
Title remainder
growing up in revolutionary Iran
Statement of responsibility
Nastaran Kherad
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the powerful memoir of a girlhood spent during the upheaval of the Iranian Revolution. The author chronicles her early childhood with her Bibi (grandmother) as well as her imprisonment at the age of eighteen on trumped-up political charges. During her brutal incarceration in the women's cell block of the Adelabad Prison, in the southern Iran city of Shiraz, she was tortured and made to live in harsh, over-crowded conditions. Her brother, Mohammed, twenty-four, was on death row for his political views. The Ayatollah Khomeini's secret police had executed tens of thousands of students. Nastaran was torn between the traditional upbringing of a girl her age and the call of the modern world. Bibi mesmerized her granddaughter with countlesss stories, traditional prayers and simple, yet profound wisdom gleaned from a difficult life"--P. [4] of cover
Summary
The Iranian-American author describes her childhood in Iran during the nineteen sixties and seventies with her grandmother Bibi in Shiraz, her years of imprisionment in her mid-teens, and the tortuous treatment she indured before she was released and fled to California
Biography type
autobiography
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302997
Cataloging source
Nz
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1964-
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Kherad, Nastaran
Dewey number
973.0491550092 22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.I5
LC item number
K44 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kherad, Nastaran
  • Iranian Americans
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
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growing up in revolutionary Iran
Label
In the house of my bibi : growing up in revolutionary Iran, Nastaran Kherad
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Publication
Note
"Glossary": p. 281-287
Control code
ocn276665148
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9780897335676
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)276665148
Label
In the house of my bibi : growing up in revolutionary Iran, Nastaran Kherad
Publication
Note
"Glossary": p. 281-287
Control code
ocn276665148
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9780897335676
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)276665148

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