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By Goldin Farideh

In 1976, on the age of twenty-three, Farideh Goldin left Iran looking for her imagined the United States. She sought an get away from the suffocation she felt below the cultural principles of her nation and the long run her kin had predicted for her. whereas she settled uneasily into American lifestyles, the political unrest in Iran intensified and in February of 1979, Farideh’s kinfolk was once pressured to escape Iran at the final El-Al flights to Tel Aviv. They arrived in Israel as refugees, having left every thing in the back of together with the single domestic Farideh’s father had ever known.
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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