The Wind in My Hair

The Wind in My Hair

My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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An extraordinary memoir from an Iranian journalist in exile about leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking an online movement against compulsory hijab.
A photo on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, face bare, hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the self-portrait that sparked 'My Stealthy Freedom,' a social media campaign that went viral.

But Masih is so much more than the arresting face that sparked a campaign inspiring women to find their voices. She's also a world-class journalist whose personal story, told in her unforgettably bold and spirited voice, is emotional and inspiring. She grew up in a traditional village where her mother, a tailor and respected figure in the community, was the exception to the rule in a culture where women reside in their husbands' shadows. As a teenager, Masih was arrested for political activism and was surprised to discover she was pregnant while in police custody. When she was released, she married quickly and followed her young husband to Tehran where she was later served divorce papers to the shame and embarrassment of her religiously conservative family. Masih spent nine years struggling to regain custody of her beloved only son and was forced into exile, leaving her homeland and her heritage. Following Donald Trump's notorious immigration ban, Masih found herself separated from her child, who lives abroad, once again.

A testament to a spirit that remains unbroken, and an enlightening, intimate invitation into a world we don't know nearly enough about, THE WIND IN MY HAIR is the extraordinary memoir of a woman who overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she believes in, and to encourage others to do the same
Publisher: New York, NY : Little Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316548915
031654891X
Branch Call Number: B ALINEJAD MASIH
Characteristics: 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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Eil_1
May 21, 2019

Just another amazing book by a woman who has the courage of her beliefs in the male-dominated culture of the Mid-east. Kudos to these brave women who defy the orders of the weak men who strive to dominate their adversaries.

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Apr 23, 2018

Eil_1 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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