I’m Writing You from Tehran
A Granddaughter’s Search for Her Family’s Past and Their Country’s Future
by Delphine Minoui
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pub Date 02 Apr 2019
I am reviewing a copy of I’m Writing You From Tehran trough Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Netgalley:
Suffering the recent loss of her beloved grandfather and having a new career in journalism, Delphine Minoui decided to visit Iran for the first time since the revolution—whe she was four years old. The year was 1998. Delphine would spend ten years in Iran.
In that decade, great change comes to both the writer and the country, Many times the changes occur at the same time. Minoui is to begin to settle into daily life—she gets to know her devout grandmother for the first time, and makes friends with local women who help her escape secret dance parties , when the morality police arrive. She has to figure out how to be a journalist in a country that is suspicious of the press and Westerners. After she is able to learning Persian, she starts to be able to see Iran through her grandfather’s eyes. Making it become all the more crushing when the political situation falters. She finds herself caught up in protests and interrogated by secret police; friends disappear and others may be tracking her movements. She finds love, loses her press credentials, marries, and is separated from her husband by erupting global conflict. Despite it all her love for her country endures and she is able to discover her families past, a mission that changes her future.
I’m Writing You From Tehran is an unforgettable, moving view into a part of the world we rarely get an unobscured look into.
I give this book five out of five stars!