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Author Goldin, Farideh, 1953- author.

Title Leaving Iran : between migration and exile / Farideh Goldin.

Publication Info. Edmonton : AU Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (290 pages) : black and while illustrations.
Series Our lives: diary, memoir, and letters
Our lives--diary, memoir, and letters.
Summary "In 1976, at the age of twenty-three, Farideh Goldin left Iran in search of her imagined America. She sought an escape from the suffocation she felt under the cultural rules of her country and the future her family had envisioned for her. While she settled uneasily into American life, the political unrest in Iran intensified and in February of 1979, Farideh's family was forced to flee Iran on the last El-Al flights to Tel Aviv. They arrived in Israel as refugees, having left everything behind including the only home Farideh's father had ever known. Baba, as Farideh called her father, was a well-respected son of the chief rabbi and dayan of the Jews of Shiraz. During his last visit to the United States in 2006, he handed Farideh his memoir that chronicled the years of his life after exile: the confiscation of his passport while he attempted to return to Iran for his belongings, the resulting years of loneliness as he struggled against a hostile bureaucracy to return to his wife and family in Israel, and the eventual loss of the poultry farm that had supported his family. Farideh translated her father's memoir along with other documents she found in a briefcase after his death. Leaving Iran knits together her father's story of dislocation and loss with her own experience as an Iranian Jew in a newly adopted home. As an intimate portrait of displacement and the construction of identity, as a story of family loyalty and cultural memory, Leaving Iran is an important addition to a growing body of Iranian American narratives."-- Provided by pubisher.
Note Online resource; title from title page (AU Press, viewed March 16, 2016).
Subject Goldin, Farideh, 1953-
Goldin, Farideh, 1953- -- Family.
Goldin, Farideh, 1953- (OCoLC)fst00493000
Jews, Iranian -- United States -- Biography.
Iranian American women -- Biography.
Iranians -- United States -- Biography.
Refugees -- United States -- Biography.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Iranian American women. (OCoLC)fst00978793
Iranians. (OCoLC)fst00978818
Jews, Iranian. (OCoLC)fst00983469
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies.
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Goldin, Farideh, 1953- Leaving Iran. Edmonton, Alberta : AU Press, 2015 9781771991377 (OCoLC)913812368
ISBN 9781771991384 (electronic bk.)
1771991380 (electronic bk.)
9781771991391 (electronic bk.)
1771991399 (electronic bk.)
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