From Miniskirt to Hijab by Jacqueline Saper audiobook

From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran

By Jacqueline Saper
Read by Vaneh Assadourian

Blackstone Publishing 9781640121171

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665024648

  • ISBN: 9781665024631

  • ISBN: 9781665024655

Runtime: 6.76 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Jacqueline Saper, named after Jacqueline Kennedy, was born in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. At eighteen she witnessed the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times, including the Iran-Iraq War. In a deeply intimate and personal story, Saper recounts her privileged childhood in prerevolutionary Iran and how she gradually became aware of the paradoxes in her life and community—primarily the disparate religions and cultures.

In 1979 under the Ayatollah regime, Iran became increasingly unfamiliar and hostile to Saper. Seemingly overnight she went from living a carefree life of wearing miniskirts and attending high school to listening to fanatic diatribes, forced to wear the hijab, and hiding in the basement as Iraqi bombs fell over the city. She eventually fled to the United States in 1987 with her husband and children after, in part, witnessing her six-year-old daughter’s indoctrination into radical Islamic politics at school. At the heart of Saper’s story is a harrowing and instructive tale of how extremist ideologies seized a Westernized, affluent country and transformed it into a fundamentalist Islamic society.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“From Miniskirt to Hijab is the best book yet to explain the contrast of life under the rule of the Shah versus that of the Ayatollahs. Saper is uniquely able to articulate the underlying dynamic of Iran’s sudden rejection of a Western culture that was idealized for years before 1979. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the causes of turmoil in one of the most volatile regions of the world.” Bobak Kalhor, director and producer of A Dying King: The Shah of Iran

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Author

Author Bio: Jacqueline Saper

Author Bio: Jacqueline Saper

Jacqueline Saper is a CPA, educator, translator, and public speaker. An expert on Iranian subject matter, her opinion columns and articles regularly appear in national and international publications.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English