By Nesta Ramazani

this is often a unprecedented autobiography of a tender woman growing to be up in Iran. The daughter of an English Christian mom and an Iranian Zoroastrian father, Nesta Ramazani sketches her own existence tale opposed to the backdrop of a society marked by means of the fusion of Iranian, Islamic, and Western cultures, and through the efforts of an authoritarian nation to strength modernization on a standard society.
inside of this multicultural tapestry of private, cultural, and nationwide lifestyles, the writer portrays how she got here to like Persian and Western tune, poetry, and dance. yet translating this love into perform appeared an insurmountable job till an American girl pioneered the institution of the 1st indigenous Iranian ballet corporation. As a member of this troupe, the writer violated conference, appearing first in her fatherland after which touring in a foreign country to convey this gorgeous synthesis of Persian/Western types to overseas audiences.
the importance of this paintings transcends an autobiography penned via an Iranian woman—still a taboo in conventional Iranian society—it is a distinct microcosm of today’s common quest for a discussion between civilizations. Ramazani’s tale will charm not just to scholars of Iran, the center East, and women’s experiences, but in addition to basic readers.

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