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Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, Biographies: Writing in Another Language: Iranian Women Writing in English
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Introduction

Memoirs by Iranian women in exile began to appear in the West shortly after the 1979 Revolution. Many of the earliest of these memoirs were accounts by Iranian women who were either members of prominent families or (in)famous in their own right. These include My Thousand and One Days (1978) by Farah Pahlavi, the former Empress of Iran; Faces in the Mirror: Memoirs from Exile (1980) by Ashraf Pahlavi, the …

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Bennett, Sharareh Frouzesh and Rahimieh, Nasrin, “Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, Biographies: Writing in Another Language: Iranian Women Writing in English”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0664>
First published online: 2010



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