Iran Awakening: One Woman's Journey to Reclaim her Life and Country, by Shirin Ebadi

My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes: Uncensored Iranian Voices, by Lila Azam Zanganeh

A Mansion in the Sky, by Goli Taraghi

Rooftops of Tehran, by Mahbod Seraji

Lipstick Jihad, by Azadeh Moaveni

Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi

Jasmine and Stars: Reading More than Lolita in Tehran, by Fatema Keshavarz

Women without Men by Shahrnush Parispur

Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature, by Nahid Mozaffari

Savushun: A Novel About Modern Iran, by Simin Daneshvar

Missing Soluch by Mahmood Dowlatabadi

Mahi's Story by Gohar Kordi

Married to a Stranger by Nahid Rachlin

Samarkand by Amin Maalouf

The Bathhouse, and Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree, by Farnoosh Moshiri

Bazaar Stories, by Hemila Pedram

Caspian Rain, by Gina Nahai

Anahita's Woven Riddle, by Meghan Nattall Sayres

Film and other Resources

Iran at ArabFilm.com

Pavand.com books, film

"Two Women", directed by Tahmineh Milani

"Iran" (1971 film about Iran by Claude LeLouch, online)

"The Lovers' Winds" (1969 film by Albert Lamorisse with extensive footage of Iran from the air, online)

Additional Resources:


Tehran Bureau, sample: Soosool

Wikipedia: Persian Literature


Created by: allen.webb@wmich.edu
Revised Date: 9/09