List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2009-04-16

    Concert - modern music

    Europe - Finland Thursday - April 16, 2009     07:00 PM

    Mehdi Hosseini
    Sonata for Violin & Piano
    Based on folk music material of Turkman Sahra

    The step-by-step process of translation

    Bay Area - San Francisco Thursday - April 16, 2009     07:30 PM

    The Translation project presesnts "On Translation" , The step-by-step process of translation shown through drafts from the poetry in BELONGING: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World. Marin Poetry Center, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission, San Rafael, THR, APR 16, 7:30pm; Info:415.485. 3328; http://www.thetrans lationproject. org/

    Reading from PERSIAN GIRLS, memoir

    New Jersey Thursday - April 16, 2009     07:30 PM

    Event is free
    Reading and booksigning-PERSIAN GIRLS
    Excerpts from Reviews of PERSIAN GIRLS:
    Boston Globe:
    "Persian Girls, reads like a novel -- suspenseful, vivid, heartbreaking. In "Persian Girls, Rachlin chronicles her choices and those made by her sisters, her mother and her aunts, throwing the door to her family's home wide open. Readers who follow her through will be wiser, and moved."

    Publishers Weekly:
    "This lyrical and disturbing memoir by the author of four novels (Foreigner , etc.) tells the story of an Iranian girl growing up in a culture where, despite the Westernizing reforms of the Shah, women had little power or autonomy... Exuding the melancholy of an outsider, this memoir gives American readers rare insight into Iranians' ambivalence toward the United States, the desire for American freedom clashing with resentment of American hegemony..."
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