Another Sea, Another Shore
Stories of Iranian Migration
Shouleh Vatanabadi and Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
5 1/4" x 8" • 288 pages
ISBN 9781566565110 • paperback • $15.00 •
In today’s world, with its often fluid national borders, many outstanding literary works have given voice to the life experience of immigrants, whose very being challenges traditional notions of national identity and culture. The recent immigration of Iranians all over the world has carved a space for a distinctly Iranian version of this vital wellspring of contemporary writing. The stories in this collection are varied in their voices and themes and treat a number of issues such as national identity, gender, race, and class. Some capture childhood recollections; others reminisce about the homeland and the life left behind. There are stories about the obstacles and problems of adapting to a new culture, and there are others that speak of new opportunities in new homelands. All of them reflect efforts to reinvent new and multiple identities, as well as multicultural and borderless spaces. The editors introduce these stories with a detailed discussion of the theoretical and literary characteristics of this Iranian literature of migration. The authors include both established and new voices: Fahimeh Farsaie, Dariush Karegar, Nasim Khaksar, Farideh Kheradmand, Pari Mansuri, Mehrnoush Mazarei, Qodsi Qazinur, Marjan Riahi, Said, Azar Shahab, Mahasti Shahrokhi, Mohammad Asef Soltanzadeh, and Goli Taraqi.
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