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Must Read! Books by the Iranian Diaspora

Nina Ansary- Jewels of Allah

"Inspired by author Nina Ansary’s scholarly journey, Jewels of Allah is a provocative roller coaster ride that shatters the stereotypical assumptions and the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today. Highlighting many courageous female leaders and advocates throughout Iran’s history, the book illuminates the unanticipated consequences of the Islamic Revolution and the unexpected twists and turns leading to a full-blown feminist movement within a post-revolutionary patriarchal society." 📸

Firoozeh Dumas - It Ain't so awful falafel

Firoozeh Dumas - Funny in Farsi

Firoozeh Dumas - Laughing without an Accent

 "Being the only Iranian in my school made me an instant outsider, but this became a huge advantage in my life. I learned early on to find commonalities with people who come from entirely different backgrounds. I learned as a child that the human experience is entirely universal. We may speak different languages or eat different foods, but at the end of day, we are looking for a safe place to live and the opportunity to become the best versions of ourselves. To this day, put me in a room full of strangers and I start making friends right away. My husband says that I could find meaningful conversation with a tree. This is true! Now I just need to find a talking tree." - 📸

K-von Moezzi- Once you go Persian

"Born and raised in America, K-von invites readers along on a hilarious to journey as he investigates the mysteries of his Middle Eastern roots—making fun of himself along the way. Prepare to be charmed by his recollection of immigrant-family memories, ‘horror stories’ from the road, valuable cultural tips, plus three delicious recipes!"  📸


Sara Saedi- Americanized

“A timely reflection on the realities of immigrant lives, a must-read for anyone who has ever struggled with their identity or finding their place in the world.”Bustle  📸