The Forbidden

The Forbidden

Poems From Iran and Its Exiles

eBook - 2012
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During the 1979 revolution, Iranians from all walks of life, whether Muslim, Jewish, Christian, socialist, or atheist, fought side-by-side to end one tyrannical regime, only to find themselves in the clutches of another. When Khomeini came to power, freedom of the press was eliminated, religious tolerance disappeared, women's rights narrowed to fit within a conservative interpretation of the Quran, and non-Islamic music and literature were banned. Poets, writers, and artists were driven deep underground and, in many cases, out of the country altogether. This moving anthology is a testament to both the centuries-old tradition of Persian poetry and the enduring will of the Iranian people to resist injustice. The poems selected for this collection represent the young, the old, and the ancient. They are written by poets who call or have called Iran home, many of whom have become part of a diverse and thriving diaspora.
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9781628961225
1628961228
9781609173296
1609173295
9781611860344
1611860342
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xviii, 163 pages)
Additional Contributors: Wolpé, Sholeh
Alternative Title: Poems from Iran and its exiles

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