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Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir Of Growing Up Iranian In America An...
Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir Of Growing Up Iranian In America And American In Iran
 
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Author : Azadeh Moaveni
Publisher : PublicAffairs
ISBN# : 9781586483784
Pages : 272
Price :INR 819
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Now in trade paperback with a Readers Guide inside: A ""compelling...guided tour through the underground youth culture in Tehran...an illuminating book."" (The New York Times)

A favorite of readers and critics nationwide, Lipstick Jihad is now available in the format most likely to appeal to its natural market-and it now includes a wealth of new material to interest readers and reading groups. Azadeh Moaveni was born in Palo Alto, California, into the lap of an Iranian diaspora community longing for an Iran many thousands of miles away. As far back as she can remember she felt at odds with her tangled identity. College magnified the clash between Iran and America, and after graduating, she moved to Tehran as a journalist. Immediately, Azadehs exile fantasies dissolved.

Azadeh finds a country that is culturally confused, politically deadlocked, and emotionally anguished. In order to unlock the fundamental mystery of Iran-how nothing perceptibly alters, but everything changes--she must delve deep into Tehrans edgy underground. Lipstick Jihad is a rare portrait of Tehran, populated by a cast of young people whose exuberance and despair bring the modern reality of Iran to vivid life. Azadeh also reveals her private struggle to build a life in a dark country--the struggle of a young woman of the diaspora, searching for a homeland that may not exist.

 

 
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