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Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora

Nima Naghibi


This monograph examines the popular trend among diasporic Iranian women to produce auto/biographical narratives through a variety of genres: published memoirs, documentary films, comics, and social media. Contemporary diasporic Iranian memoirs, Naghibi claims, are particularly interesting in their mediation of the diasporic experience through the authors' memories of pre-revolutionary 1970s Iran, thus placing the concepts of memory and nostalgia, and questions of testimony and witness, at the heart of these narratives. This monograph explores the phenomenon of diasporic Iranian women’s life n ... More

Keywords: Autobiography and Memoir, Nostalgia, Human Rights, Empathy, Witness, Social Media, Documentary Film, Prison and Torture, Diaspora, Iran

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816683826
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nima Naghibi, author
Ryerson University