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The Resource Scattered pearls : three generations of Iranian women and their search for freedom, Sohila Zanjani with David Brewster

Scattered pearls : three generations of Iranian women and their search for freedom, Sohila Zanjani with David Brewster

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Scattered pearls : three generations of Iranian women and their search for freedom
Title
Scattered pearls
Title remainder
three generations of Iranian women and their search for freedom
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Sohila Zanjani with David Brewster
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Language
eng
Summary
From Tehran to Melbourne, a powerful memoir of survival. Scattered Pearls opens in pre-revolutionary Iran, where Sohila Zanjani grew up under the threat of violence, intimidation and control at the hands of her father. Resolving never to tread in the footsteps of her mother and her grandmother, both survivors of domestic abuse, Sohila tried to find a new life for herself on the other side of the world. But to her horror she discovered that living with her father had been gentle in comparison to the reality of her new married life. Spanning more than a hundred years, Scattered Pearls tells the true stories of Sohila, her mother and her grandmother, and the injustice and abuse meted out by the men in their lives. It is a story of cultural misogyny in both Iran and Australia, and of an ongoing search for a loving, equal relationship. Along the way the book provides a glimpse into the lives of 'ordinary' Iranians and the power of the Persian culture. It's also a confronting insight into what can go on behind closed doors - even in an 'advanced' society. But at its heart, Scattered Pearls is a story of resilience and personal growth, and of allowing the future to blossom in spite of the damage of the past. It is one of optimism, courage, and love and hope. This is the story of three women, but it carries with it the stories of an entire culture
Summary
From Tehran to Melbourne, a powerful memoir of survival. Scattered Pearls opens in pre-revolutionary Iran, where Sohila Zanjani grew up under the threat of violence, intimidation and control at the hands of her father. Resolving never to tread in the footsteps of her mother and her grandmother, both survivors of domestic abuse, Sohila tried to find a new life for herself on the other side of the world. But to her horror she discovered that living with her father had been gentle in comparison to the reality of her new married life. Spanning more than a hundred years, Scattered Pearls tells the true stories of Sohila, her mother and her grandmother, and the injustice and abuse meted out by the men in their lives. It is a story of cultural misogyny in both Iran and Australia, and of an ongoing search for a loving, equal relationship
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10522855
Cataloging source
ANL
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Zanjani, Sohila
Dewey number
955.0542092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Brewster, David
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True
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  • Women
  • Women immigrants
  • Self-realization in women
  • Iran
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
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three generations of Iranian women and their search for freedom
Label
Scattered pearls : three generations of Iranian women and their search for freedom, Sohila Zanjani with David Brewster
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes Book Club questions
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055254114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781925030969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920259164
Label
Scattered pearls : three generations of Iranian women and their search for freedom, Sohila Zanjani with David Brewster
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Book Club questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055254114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781925030969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920259164

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