From Miniskirt to Hijab : A Girl in Revolutionary Iran
- Hardback | 232 pages
- 152 x 228 x 23.88mm | 498.95g
- 01 Jan 2020
- Potomac Books Inc
- Dulles, United States
Table of contents
Part I: Hope, 1961-77
Chapter 1: The Best of Both Worlds
Chapter 2:My Iranian Mothers
Chapter 3:The Shah's Spectacular Parties
Chapter 4:Cracks Along the Avenue
Part II: Fear, 1978-79
Chapter 7:When Jacqueline Met Ebi
Chapter 8:Nightly Calls of "Allahu-akbar"
Chapter 9:The Man in the Moon
Chapter 10: The King Is Crying
Part III: Adapt, 1979-80
Chapter 12:My First Referendum
Chapter 14:My Jewish Wedding in the Islamic Republic
Chapter 15"Death to America"
Chapter 17:The Sacred Defense
Part IV: Veil, 1981-85
In Chapter 18:"Sister, Guard Your Hijab"
Chapter 19:The Downhill
Chapter 20:The Second-Class Citizen
Chapter 21:Public Life, Private Self
Chapter 22:Half of the World's Beauty
Chapter 23:Front of the War, Front of the Plane
Chapter 24:"The Martyr"
Part V: Resolve, 1987
Chapter 25:Welcome to First Grade
Chapter 26:Why Is this Night Different?
Chatper 27:The View from the Rooftop
Reading Group Discussion Guide
""From Miniskirt to Hijab is a deeply moving memoir that vividly details the struggle of human life - both collective and individual - under authoritarian rule. Saper's insightful and compelling narrative is extraordinary in its use of personal perspective to mourn the rapid loss of Iran's once progressive society. This book is both an important historical account and a cautionary tale, a poignant reminder of the devastating impact an unchecked regime has on its unwilling participants."" - Bardia Fard, chapter president of the Iranian-American Bar Association
""From Miniskirt to Hijab is the best book yet to explain the contrast of life under the rule of the Shah versus that of the Ayatollahs. Saper is uniquely able to articulate the underlying dynamic of Iran's sudden rejection of a Western culture that was idealized for years before 1979. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the causes of turmoil in one of the most volatile regions of the world."" - Bobak Kalhor, director and producer of A Dying King: The Shah of Iran
About Jacqueline Saper