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The Resource The wind in my hair : my fight for freedom in modern Iran, Masih Alinejad with Kambiz Foroohar

The wind in my hair : my fight for freedom in modern Iran, Masih Alinejad with Kambiz Foroohar

Label
The wind in my hair : my fight for freedom in modern Iran
Title
The wind in my hair
Title remainder
my fight for freedom in modern Iran
Statement of responsibility
Masih Alinejad with Kambiz Foroohar
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary memoir from an Iranian journalist in exile about leaving her country, challenging tradition, and sparking an online movement against compulsory hijab. A photo on Masih Alinejad's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, face bare, hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the self-portrait that sparked My Stealthy Freedom, a social media campaign that went viral. But Alinejad is much more than the arresting face that sparked a campaign inspiring women to find their voices. She's also a world-class journalist whose personal story, told in her unforgettably bold and spirited voice in The Wind in My Hair, is emotional and inspiring. She grew up in a traditional village where her mother, a tailor and respected figure in the community, was the exception to the rule in a culture where women reside in their husbands' shadows. As a teenager, Alinejad was arrested for political activism and then surprised to discover she was pregnant while in police custody. When she was released, she married quickly and followed her young husband to Tehran, where she was later served divorce papers, to the embarrassment of her religiously conservative family. She spent years struggling to regain custody of her only son and remains in forced exile from her homeland and her heritage. Following Donald Trump's immigration ban, Alinejad found herself separated from her child, who lives abroad, once again. A testament to a spirit that remains unbroken, and an enlightening, intimate invitation into a world we don't know nearly enough about, The Wind in My Hair is the extraordinary memoir of a woman who overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she believes in and to encourage others to do the same
Summary
An Iranian journalist in exile discusses leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking an online movement against compulsory hijab
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10657990
Cataloging source
APLS
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1976-
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Alinejad, Masih
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Foroohar, Kambiz
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alinejad, Masih
  • Women journalists
  • Muslim women
  • Women in Islam
  • Women
  • Exiles
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my fight for freedom in modern Iran
Label
The wind in my hair : my fight for freedom in modern Iran, Masih Alinejad with Kambiz Foroohar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062962937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780349008943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1040270307
Label
The wind in my hair : my fight for freedom in modern Iran, Masih Alinejad with Kambiz Foroohar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062962937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780349008943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1040270307

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