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39 popular iranian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Iran. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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El Reflejo de las palabras

El Reflejo de las palabras by Kader Abdolah ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
Los lazos profundos e indestructibles entre un padre y un hijo, capaces de perdurar a través del tiempo y del espacio gracias al poder aglutinante del arte y de la lengua, son el fundamento narrativo de esta novela original y conmovedora, de marcado carácter autobiográfico. Ismail, un novelista iraní exiliado en Holanda, recibe por correo el diario de su padre fallecido, un tejedor de alfombras de Arak, región remota y montañosa de la antigua Persia. Sordomudo de nacimiento, Aga Akbar ha escrito esas páginas utilizando los símbolos de una... continue

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Everything Sad Is Untrue : (A True Story) by Daniel Nayeri EN

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
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"At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. But Khosrou's stories are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the refugee camps of Italy, and further back to Isfahan."--

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Funny in Farsi : A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California... continue

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Het huis van de moskee by Kader Abdolah NL

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
De wederwaardigheden van de grote familie van een Iraanse tapijthandelaar, die het huis van de moskee bewoont, tegen de achtergrond van de islamitische revolutie in 1979.

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I Hid My Voice by Parīnūsh Sanīʻī EN

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
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Four-year-old Shahaab has not started talking. The family doctor believes there is no cause for concern; nevertheless, Shahaab is ridiculed by others who call him dumb. In his innocent and deeply hurt child s mind, he begins to believe that the good and intelligent children like his older brother are their fathers sons. On the other hand, children like him who are clumsy and problematic are their mothers sons. No one in the family can understand Shahaab except his maternal grandmother, who seems to possess the understanding and the kindness he so desperately craves. Their growing bond leads to... continue

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Instrucciones para un descenso al infierno by Doris May Lessing ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
A brilliant and untamed image of the possibilities that may still constitute man's destiny. Time; Touching and beautiful. The New York Review of Books; An excursion into private consciousness...beginning with everyday mentality and ending up in the darkest reaches of the unconscious at its most primitive. The Washington Post Book World

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Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi EN

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
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In This Remarkable Book, Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Human Rights Lawyer And Activist, And Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Tells Her Extraordinary Story.Dr Ebadi Is A Tireless Voice For Reform In Her Native Iran, Where She Argues For A New Interpretation Of Islamic Law In Harmony With Vital Human Rights Such As Democracy, Equality Before The Law, Religious Freedom And Freedom Of Speech. She Is Known For Defending Dissident Figures, And For The Establishment Of A Number Of Non-Profit Grassroots Organisations Dedicated To Human Rights. In 2003 She Became The First Muslim Woman, And The First Iranian, To B... continue

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La casa de la mezquita by Kader Abdolah ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
Sin duda uno de los más destacados narradores contemporáneos de los Países Bajos, el escritor de origen iraní Kader Abdolah —autor de El reflejo de las palabras— ha obtenido un rotundo éxito con esta nueva novela, que ha sido elegida por los lectores neerlandeses como segundo libro preferido de todos los tiempos. Durante generaciones, la poderosa familia de Aga Yan ha ocupado una posición privilegiada en la tranquila ciudad de Seneyán. Siguiendo una tradición secular, el clan habita un caserón de treinta y cinco habitaciones adosado a la mezquita, una enorme y animada colmena llena de abuelas,... continue

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La lechuza ciega by Sadeq Hedayat ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
La lechuza ciega, obra maestra de la literatura iraní del siglo XX, tuvo que escapar de la censura del Irán anterior a la guerra e imprimirse en India, de forma precaria (una exigua tirada en multicopista), en 1936. En 1941 se publicó por entregas en la revista Iran y hasta años después no fue editada como libro. Supuso un verdadero escándalo en la sociedad iraní, pero contó desde el primer momento con apasionados defensores, entre los que se contaba André Breton. Sadeq Hedayat reproduce en sus páginas el universo alucinado de un fumador de opio que, obsesinado por la imagen de una mujer, se v... continue

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
Includes a short story entitled "A long conversation."
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