Mille farfalle nel sole ePUB ¸ Mille farfalle eBook

Mille farfalle nel sole ePUB ¸ Mille farfalle eBook

Mille farfalle nel sole ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Mille farfalle nel sole By Kamin Mohammadi ⚣ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Non capivo fino in fondo quello che stava accadendo mentre salivo sull aereo che avrebbe portato me, mia sorella e mia madre fuori dall Iran, forse per sempre Era il e io avevo nove anni Ero disperat Non capivo fino in fondo quello che stava accadendo mentre salivo sull aereo che avrebbe portato me, mia sorella e mia madre fuori dall Iran, forse per sempre Era ile Mille farfalle eBook ☆ io avevo nove anni Ero disperata e arrabbiata perch 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 salvarci 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 paura faceva parlare i grandi a mezza voce, li faceva arrabbiare per niente, tenere le finestre chiuse e mettere il velo alle donne Qualcuno 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 casa.


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  1. Margitte Margitte says:

    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 TreeIt is a memoir Yes Very important It is not a suspense thriller Memoirs, as we know, do not sweep us up into wonderland, speeding us into high octane, high speed actions or screaming adventures, totally disconnected from reality Instead, memoirs isoften reality with the spotlight switch on, in such 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 TreeIt is a memoir Yes Very important It is not a suspense thriller Memoirs, as we know, do not sweep us up into wonderland, speeding us into high octane, high speed actions or screaming adventures, totally disconnected from reality Instead, memoirs isoften 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 for most of her life She shares her memories of adapting to a new country as a little girl, her decision to become British,her embarrassment for her country of origin, the relationship with her parents who tried to keep her connected to her roots, which she vehemently rejected, only to be captured by Iran on her first visit as an adult She never visited the country in the interim.She 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 and culture that is not so well known by the majority of westerners.The 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 knowing I could have googled it a long time ago, right The 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 any kind, 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 muchthan 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 known 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 myself.Of course, like the country, 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 know 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 picturesque way Some of it we know, but most of it is a discovery It is so rich, diverse, and often in harsh contrast to what we thought we knew 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 conduct.They are prospering despite everything happening to their country There is a slow, quiet, consistent evolution taking place view spoiler One of the most striking yes comments in the book P.222Noosheen 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 war.Noosheen lives her independent single life in Natanz, now notorious in the West as the site of one of Iran s nuclear reactors and likely candidate for Israeli or American bombing with nuclear tipped weapons Should those bombs one day fall, they will wipe out not just the fabled domes of Esfahan and poison the land for thousands of years to come, they will also obliterate my sweet modest cousin and her quietly modern lifehide spoiler Presented as a memoir, it gets a 5 star rating It contains all the elements expected in this genre Real family experiences, political evolution, cultural reflections, and the human interest elements with emotions behind it It is also a short, but intense, glimpse into the role of oil Come to think of it, has anybody ever tried to write a human impact book about this commodity apart from novels or memoirs like this What kept me reading to the end was the consistent beautiful prose this memoir is presented with A true gem She had difficulty in choosing between her beloved Iran and her adopted motherland Britain At one point she thought it was safe to return and considered it seriously She felt at home there But in the end chose not to go, it was too dangerous But she made a discovery about her bond to her mother, living permanently in London, which brought her peace and acceptance of her choice view spoilerMy mother anchors me to my culture Visiting her house I am returned to the Abbasian bosom, and her kitchen with its smells of saffron, rice and freshly washed herbs, the table groaning under a large basket filled with a cornucopia of fruit, is my haven Sedi her mother s name goes on supporting us with her indomitable strength, her ability to be flexible as circumstances require and to stand upright in the face of adversity She sings to us and fills us with her love and her wicked humour and her food into which she pours all that is in her huge heart After all these years of living in exile Sedi is so muchto me than my mother she is my mother tongue, my motherland, and to me, she is also my beloved Iranhide spoiler This tasteful, passionate, love letter to Iran keeps the reader grounded in reality but with a poetic twist theher devotion to her country is shared It s not a cheap thrill It is a real life story presented to a world with honor and dignity And one that should be read January 24, 2014


  2. Toni Toni says:

    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.


  3. Rusalka Rusalka says:

    I will preface this post by saying I did check all the screws on my chair before starting.I 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 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 will preface this post by saying I did check all the screws on my chair before starting.I 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 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 leave.Besides 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 80s.It 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 the country and especially it s people.What astounded me was that once again the meddling West those meddling kids once again played god with a country that they had no claim over, but then the country decided to 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 in a 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 know, only Ayatollah Khomeini The guy who lead the Islamic Revolution and made the most liberal Middle Eastern country the most concerning one Good work morons.The 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 Iraq 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 kind of man gets into power and has war, famine, no public services, and no government to deal with and goes, You know what s wrong with this country I can t marry a 12 year old girl Seriously All of that aside, I could have strangled the authorthan 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 rose petals and let me tell you about that Really I m sure you family is fantastic, but you know 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 keeping everyone straight But I just felt she was like a 3 year old full of red cordial until half way through.All being said and done, 3.5 I learnt a fair bit, but also felt like I was dealing with a kid 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 her.Forreviews visit


  4. Shailee Basu Shailee Basu says:

    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 meabout Iran than this book centered around Iran did I honestly learntabout Iran from reading an ICJ case about the Anglo Iranian 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 meabout Iran than this book centered around Iran did I honestly learntabout Iran from reading an ICJ case about the Anglo Iranian oil company than reading this balderdash


  5. Jan Jan says:

    Enjoyed this insight into one sprawling Iranian family s experiences of twentieth century Iran If anything it could have beenin depth a lot of issues were skated over in a paragraph when I really wanted to knowThere 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 uniquely Iranian phenomenon coming from a sprawling British family I saw a lot that was familiar But a good read, an Enjoyed this insight into one sprawling Iranian family s experiences of twentieth century Iran If anything it could have beenin depth a lot of issues were skated over in a paragraph when I really wanted to knowThere 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 uniquely 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


  6. Paige Paige says:

    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 reality.It s not perfect, but it s a farnuanced take on Iran than this American s ever had, and I wish it werewidely available stateside.


  7. Sportyrod Sportyrod says:

    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 adulthood.The story is a combination of autobiography and history Each place visited is given an historical summary before launching into the various family members living there and there are many Several important human issues are explored religi 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 adulthood.The story is a combination of autobiography and history Each place visited is given an historical summary before launching into the various family members living there and there are many Several important human issues are explored religion, women s right s, modernity in a conservative land and the randomness of persecution in the aftermath of a changing government What was allowed and considered appropriate is suddenly reversed I learned alot about Iran from reading this book I would recommend this book to anyone who likes learning about other cultures, women s rights and experiences of those living in conservative places


  8. Rune Clausen Rune Clausen says:

    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 people.Its a very affirming memoir, showing all the bright sides o 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 people.Its 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 rulings.It 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


  9. Alice Alice says:

    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 able to challenge her nostalgic memories and understand toda 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 able to challenge her nostalgic memories and understand today s Iran and Iranians, but it s always flavored by her tight knit family and love of Persian culture A good addition to books by the Iranian diaspora


  10. Alicia Alicia says:

    An 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 to keep 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 interest.I did enjoy the second half of the book when the author returns to Iran after many years of exile Her perspe An 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 to keep 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 interest.I 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 insight.All in all I gained knowledge about the people of Iran, its culture and its history


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