(Ebook / KINDLE) Mille farfalle nel sole Autore Kamin Mohammadi
Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country kAn interesting perspective on the Iranian revolution the events leading up to it and the effect it had on people s lives However I struggled with the first half of the book as there were too many relatives and moving around from city to city and I had toeep flipping back to the front which had a map of Iran and a sort of family tree If it weren t for that I would have lost interestI did enjoy the second half of the book when the author returns to Iran after many years of exile Her perspective on the modern Iran I thought was very interesting and I gained a lot of insightAll in all I gained Real Estate Appraisal knowledge about the people of Iran its culture and its history A successful Irani family seeks refuge in England at the start of the 1979 Revolution The perspective is of the daughter of the family who leaves her motherland at age 9 intergrates with the Brits then reconnects with her extended family in her adulthoodThe story is a combination of autobiography and history Each place visit Had so many expectations from the book but it was a disappointment from all fronts Reminiscent of a privileged big Indian family shuffling between Delhi and London and boasting about their so called good and respectable family reeking of privilege and capital Lack of insight informative to the point that a simple reading of Wikipedia would have told me about Iran than this book centered around Iran did I honestly learnt about Iran from reading an ICJ case about the Anglo Iranian oil company than reading this balderdash Since I would never visit most of the world nor meet the people my method of addressing the dream is to read books about the places It is for this reason that I bought The Cypress Tree It is a memoir Yes Very important It is not a suspense thriller Memoirs as wenow do not sweep us up into wonderland speeding us into high octane high speed actions or screaming adventures totally disconnected from reality Instead memoirs is often reality with the spotlight switch on in such a way that nothing can hide in the shadows and get away with it Real people with real names real addresses That is reality Memoirs is almost always an effort to restore dignity and honour The Cypress Tree is the life story of Kamin Mohammadi an Iranian young woman who lived in exile in England for most of her young life and went back to her country many years later after the sudden evacuation thirty years earlier of her family took them to a place of refuge without allowing her to say a proper goodbye It
Left Her Without Closure her without closure most of her life She shares her memories of adapting to a new country as a little girl her decision to become Britishher embarrassment for her country of origin the relationship with her parents who tried to eep her connected
to her roots which she vehemently rejected only to be captured by Iran her roots which she vehemently rejected only to be captured by Iran her first visit as an adult She never visited the country in the interimShe shares the soul of Iran in its most grandiose as well as lowest moments in an honest and direct way And being from Iran SHE INTRODUCES SO MANY ASPECTS OF THE CUSTOMS HISTORY introduces so many aspects of the customs history culture that is not so well nown by the majority of westernersThe first surprise for me was to read about the rivers and forests the wildflowers the abundance of everything I hopped over to Google and got blown away by a country I never imagined looking like that Or rather I saw a part of the story that my ignorance prevented me from Twin Spell knowing I could have googled it a long time ago rightThe book is written for a western audience and it is done very well But the violence against the country s own people by its leaders is also spotlighted The prose is exceptional for a memoir It is above all a complete package of Iran it s people history and cultures No stone was left unturned It is also written with grace and dignity no confrontational tone of anyind which makes it an easy informative experience And of course as usual I brought the text to life by romping around in images from the internet Beauty contrast and mystery galore it s all there Iran is much than a moon landscapes of sand Although I am dishing up many adjectives in my review the text is an economical presentation of words by an experienced internationally nown journalist as author After all I am neither a journalist nor a professional reviewer The only boundaries in my reviews are the ones I set myselfOf course like the country. Non capivo fino in fondo uello che stava accadendo mentre salivo sull'aereo che avrebbe portato me mia sorella e mia madre fuori dall'Iran forse per sempre Era il 1979 e io avevo nove anni Ero disperata e arrabbiata perché nei preparativi della partenza i miei si erano sbarazzati di ogni cosa compreso il mio amato agnello Baboo Ma mia madre sapeva tutto scappavamo per sal.
Kamin Mohammadi Ç 2 ReadHe country and especially it s peopleWhat astounded me was that once again the meddling West those meddling ids once again played
god with a country that they had no claim over but then the country decidedwith a country that they had no claim over but then the country decided stand up to the two big powers in the world and say Nope our stuff Give us a fair price you bastards And so they the West overthrew a government through CIA and MI6 funding And what did that do It gave a
Little Known Religious Leader Inknown religious leader in small town a taste of power and money and a little bit of fame He also then got exiled himself from Iran by the reinstated Shah growing his infamy and followers over time This guy Oh you now only Ayatollah Khomeini The guy who lead the Islamic Revolution and made the most liberal Middle Eastern country the most concerning one Good work moronsThe issue of women s rights was really interesting too though Women had the same rights for divorce in Iran as the men before the Revolution They could work study and dress in wonderful 70s fashion miniskirts and all While it is true now they can still study and work this was banned for a while then reinstated and now has resulted in this bullshit They also had the legal marrying age for women at 18 Then they all revolted and such had to rebuild their country from scratch and engaged in a war with their neighbours Ira So first thing they changed First Women s rights and reduced the marrying age for women to 9 I do not comprehend I cannot fathom a world that women are so feared so needed to be controlled I mean ours is still pretty bad but what ind of man gets into power and has war famine no public services and no government to deal with and goes You now what s wrong with this country I can t marry a 12 year old girl SeriouslyAll of that aside I could have strangled the author than once when she was all blah blah this
happened blah blah and then the revolution happened but my auntie such and such cooked this wonderful thing with roseblah blah and then the revolution happened but my auntie such and such cooked this wonderful thing with rose and let me tell you about that Really I m sure you family is fantastic but you now Revolution Kinda trumps dinner And she was really disjointed at the beginning I just wanted her to stick with one family or one person instead of jumping around And maybe it was because I had problems with the names and When the Heart is Hungry keeping everyone straight But I just felt she was like a 3 year old full of red cordial until half way throughAll being said and done 35 I learnt a fair bit but also felt like I was dealing with aid with ADD again for the first 100pp She does calm down and you get a better understanding of what is happening But a lot of people wouldn t stick with herFor reviews visit A wonderful positive memoir of the authors family from 2 generations back Details her own flight from Iran along with her parents right after the revolution in 1979 ending up in the UK where the author decided to reject her iranian identiy for years while accustoming to her new british life The author then goes on to go back to Iran in the late 90 s and again regains the iranian identity and falls in love with Iran and its peopleIts a very affirming memoir showing all the bright sides of Iran and its people and how to cope with a repressive government trying to remove all hints of fun and color in life by force and how the citizens does everything they can get away with to reject the governments rulingsIt depicts the wonderful side of iranians that i can only recognize all too well from my own travel to the country A very enduring and strong people not allowing themselves to be repressed Enjoyed this insight into one sprawling Iranian family s experiences of twentieth century Iran If anything it could have been in depth a lot of issues were skated over in a paragraph when I really wanted to now There were numerous contradictions but I guess that was her point and at times I got infuriated with her assumption that her family s interactions were a uniuely Iranian phenomenon coming from a sprawling British family I saw a lot that was familiar But a good read and the physical book is a beautiful addition to my shelves I actually paused this book after a few chapters and came back to it a few months later and I wish I read it sooner Kamin transports you to a world that is exotic and beautiful and rich with culture She takes you on her journey that is filled with heartache and longing and every page I turned made me yearn for my own motherland. A faceva parlare i grandi a mezza voce li faceva arrabbiare per niente tenere le finestre chiuse e mettere il velo alle donne ualcuno spariva e presto sarebbe toccato anche a noi A Londra arrivammo da rifugiate mio padre sarebbe arrivato dopo L'Inghilterra ci accolse e io abbandonai le mie radici Poi un giorno la voce dei ricordi mi ha chiamato e ho trovato la strada di ca. .
It is not only a tale of moonshine and roses There is a harsh aridness everywhere sometimes even in the text But after finishing reading it the reader walks away with a totally different idea about a country we mostly got to now through high voltage media hype distorting history enough to scar us for the rest of our lives if we do not make time to read books such as The Cyprus Tree There are multiple unexpected surprises such as the Hollywood buzz the European fashionistas on a colorful romp the men s infatuation with Clark Gable and the Fred Astaire dance crazes John Travolta s white wedding suit in Saturday Night Fever became a must have for men as a wedding outfit She relates the different influences embedded into the everyday lives of the different rulers including Mongolia Rome Britain and America A history of a family is presented in a picturesue way Some of it we Studies In The Social And Economic History Of The Witwatersrand, 1886-1914. Volume 2 New Nineveh. know but most of it is a discovery It is so rich diverse and often in harsh contrast to what we thought wenew The inhabitants themselves were exposed and forced to adopt foreign cultures in short periods of time that bulldozed them from one pole to the opposite with blood painting the streets red A once colorful nation were violently manhandled to become a monochrome society full of fear and revolt However women s lives have changed and optimism is present in their social as well as their advanced academic conductThey are prospering despite everything happening to their country There is a slow uiet consistent evolution taking placeview spoilerOne of the most striking yes comments in the book P222 Noosheen and her ilk are my great hope for Iran s future the women jumping forward through loopholes in the system Only one thing can set them back inexorably another warNoosheen lives her independent single life in Natanz now notorious in the West as the site of one of Iran An interesting perspective on the Iranian revolution and what happened to both those who left and lived in exile in the west and those who stayed The author has a very nostalgic view of the Shah s Iran she admits the flaws but her family was unusually wealthy and successful so she has a memory of carefree wonderful days that probably are far from the day to day toil of the average pre revolutionary Iranian By going back she is toil of the average pre revolutionary Iranian By going back she is to challenge her nostalgic memories and understand today s Iran and Iranians but it s always
flavored by her tight nit family and love of Persian culture A good addition to booksby her tight nit family and love of Persian culture A good addition to books the Iranian diaspora This is a really interesting and complex memoir meets history with a beautiful sense of place and lovely turns of phrase Bear with this book just when you think Mohammadi s glasses are a bit too rose tinted she brings things back to realityIt s not perfect but it s a far nuanced take on Iran than this American s ever had and I wish it were widely available stateside I will preface this post by saying I did check all the screws on my chair before startingI thought this book was a novel It s not It was a bit of a disappointment Not the book as a whole Just when you settle down to read a story and you The Hellfire Clubs know you have a doona and a glass of wine and you ve suspended your disbelief and are ready to be transported Then 10 pages in you just go Well fuck I don t dislike memoirs I just prepare for them differently to novels And as I have read a few lately I was ready for story land While it wasn t the books fault I felt like I had been slightly tricked into attending a function and was then stuck up the front where it was just too awkward to leaveBesides starting the book with the feeling that someone s great aunt has noticed my uncomfortableness and then daring me to leave with their crazy judging old lady eyes it was not too bad It was the story of the last hundred years or so of Iran through the stories of this woman and her family She is an exile from Iran after the Islamic Revolution to the UK and then tells the story of her family as she sort of rediscovers it as she shunned it as a teenager in London in the 80sIt provided a good insight into the history of Iran She s a journo and so it makes it an accessible read It explains how Iran has ended up how it is While she is not a sympathiser with the Islamic Revolution at all she does explain sympathetically how the country ended up how it is and points out the benefits and dichotomies of the laws and the actions of Varci la vita e a ogni passo che la portava via provava un dolore mai provato prima Avevamo detto addio alle persone a cui volevamo bene e con cui ero cresciuta alla cucina di casa profumata di zafferano ed erbe e di frutta dolce Mi sembrava solo ieri che la mia vita scorreva felice tra libri e cioccolata tra la scuola e i giochi e in breve tutto era diventato cupo La paur.