By Goldin Farideh
Baba, as Farideh referred to as her father, was once a well-respected son of the manager rabbi and dayan of the Jews of Shiraz. in the course of his final stopover at to the U.S. in 2006, he passed Farideh his memoir that chronicled the years of his lifestyles after exile: the confiscation of his passport whereas he tried to come to Iran for his assets, the ensuing years of loneliness as he struggled opposed to a antagonistic paperwork to come to his spouse and relatives in Israel, and the eventual lack of the bird farm that had supported his relatives. Farideh translated her father’s memoir besides different records she present in a briefcase after his loss of life. Leaving Iran knits jointly her father’s tale of dislocation and loss along with her personal adventure as an Iranian Jew in a newly followed domestic. As an intimate portrait of displacement and the development of identification, as a narrative of kin loyalty and cultural reminiscence, Leaving Iran is a vital addition to a transforming into physique of Iranian–American narratives.
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