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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad
    The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran - by Masih Alinejad

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349008967 | ISBN 10: 0349008965

    BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK   This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Woman
    One Woman's Struggle in Iran: A Prison Memoir - by Nasrin Parvaz

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999619503 | ISBN 10: 1999619501

    In 1979, Nasrin Parvaz returned from England, where she had been studying, and became a member of a socialist party in Iran fighting for a non-Islamic state in which women had the same rights as men. Three years later, at the age of 23, she was betra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran by Lois Pryce
    Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran - by Lois Pryce

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473669987 | ISBN 10: 1473669987

    Adventurer Lois Pryce ignores all warnings and embarks on a 3,000- mile journey across Iran, lifting the veil on a misunderstood country.   Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award.   In 2011, at the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi
    Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran - by Shirin Ebadi

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846045028 | ISBN 10: 1846045029

    In this powerful book, Dr Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.   Having fought tirelessly for democracy, equa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know by Michael Axworthy
    Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know - by Michael Axworthy

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780190232962 | ISBN 10: 019023296x

    Since the beginning of recorded history, Iran/Persia has been one of the most important world civilizations. Iran remains a distinct civilization today despite its status as a major Islamic state with broad regional influence and its deep integration ... more

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  • Cover image of book Land of the Turquoise Mountains: Journeys Across Iran by Cyrus Massoudi
    Land of the Turquoise Mountains: Journeys Across Iran - by Cyrus Massoudi

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784535704 | ISBN 10: 1784535702

    For Cyrus Massoudi, a young British born Iranian, the country his parents were forced to flee thirty years ago was a place wholly unknown to him. Wanting to make sense of his roots and piece together the divided, divisive and deeply contradictory puz ... more

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  • Cover image of book Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup That Remade the Middle East by Mike de Seve, illustrated by Daniel Burwen
    Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup That Remade the Middle East - by Mike de Seve, illustrated by Daniel Burwen

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781689233 | ISBN 10: 1781689237

    Graphic true-life spy thriller about the CIA mission that overthrew Irans democracy.  The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the political regimes of the Middle East. British agents hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
    Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - by Azar Nafisi

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241246238 | ISBN 10: 0241246237

    'That room for all of us, became a place of transgression. What a wonderland it was! Sitting around the large coffee table covered with bouquets of flowers We were, to borrow from Nabokov, to experience how the ordinary pebble of ordinary life coul ... more

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  • Cover image of book City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran by Ramita Navai
    City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran - by Ramita Navai

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780225128 | ISBN 10: 1780225121

    Lying in Tehran is about survival.   Welcome to Tehran, a city where survival depends on a network of subterfuge. Here is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls' virginity and h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran by Hooman Majd
    The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran - by Hooman Majd

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241956106 | ISBN 10: 0241956102

    In The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay, Hooman Majd introduces us to the delights and challenges of life in the so-called axis of evil.   His funny, wry account of daily life in Iran is a mixture of extreme driving, intense sociab ... more

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  • Cover image of book Becoming Visible in Iran: Women in Contemporary Iranian Society by Mehri Honarbin-Holliday
    Becoming Visible in Iran: Women in Contemporary Iranian Society - by Mehri Honarbin-Holliday

    £20.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780760865 | ISBN 10: 1780760868

    Becoming Visible in Iran disputes the widespread stereotypes about Muslim women prevalent in the West, providing a vivid account of young women in contemporary Iran. Beginning at home, women are infusing dramatic change by challenging the patriarchal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Then They Came For Me: A Story of Injustice and Survival in Iran by Maziar Bahari
    Then They Came For Me: A Story of Injustice and Survival in Iran - by Maziar Bahari

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689545 | ISBN 10: 1851689540

    Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran's presidential election, believing he'd return to his pregnant fiancee, Paola, in just a few days, a week at most.  In fact he would spend the next three months in Iran's most notorious prison ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholes by Nahal Tajadod
    Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholes - by Nahal Tajadod

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844085149 | ISBN 10: 1844085147

    A wry and humorous account of the author's quest to get her Iranian passport renewed.   She embarks on a bizarre and circuitous journey, meeting a colourful cast of characters along the way: two photographers who specialise in Islamic portrai ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iran, the Green Movement and the USA: The Fox and the Paradox by Hamid Dabashi
    Iran, the Green Movement and the USA: The Fox and the Paradox - by Hamid Dabashi

    £17.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848138162 | ISBN 10: 1848138164

    Iran, the Green Movement and the USA presents the dilemma that the West faces in dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran and their nuclear armament, and how the unfolding civil rights movement in Iran (the Green Movement) will be effected by this i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran by Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany
    Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran - by Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781845116071 | ISBN 10: 1845116070

    Gives a flavour of contemporary internet culture in Iran and analyses how this form of communication is affecting the social and political life of the country. This work offers both a reading of Iranian politics and a conceptual framework for underst ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iran
    Iran's Influence: Across the Middle East and the World - by Elaheh Rostami-Povey

    £22.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848132207 | ISBN 10: 1848132204

    Iran's Influence is the first comprehensive analysis of the role that Iran plays both in Middle Eastern and global politics. Expert Iranian author Elaheh Rostami Povey provides a much-needed account of one of the Middle East's most controversial and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Things I
    Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter - by Azar Nafisi

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099487128 | ISBN 10: 0099487128

    Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's p ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Beginner
    A Beginner's Guide to Acting English - by Shappi Khorsandi

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780091924775 | ISBN 10: 0091924774

    When you're young just growing up seems hard enough. But if you've been shipped to a new country and you don't speak a word of the language it's even harder. And if the Ayatollah wants you and your family dead, then that's when it gets really tricky ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran by Hooman Majd
    The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran - by Hooman Majd

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141047416 | ISBN 10: 0141047410

    Hooman Majd, acclaimed journalist and New York-residing grandson of an Ayatollah, has a unique perspective on his Iranian homeland. In this vivid, warm and humorous insider's account, he opens our eyes to an Iran that few people see, meeting opium-sm ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret War with Iran: The 30-year Covert Struggle for Control of a Rogue State by Ronen Bergman
    The Secret War with Iran: The 30-year Covert Struggle for Control of a Rogue State - by Ronen Bergman

    £35.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781851686766 | ISBN 10: 1851686762

    With nuclear aspirations, an Islamic theocracy, oil riches, and a leadership given to inflammatory rhetoric, Iran is the new bogeyman of global politics. Arch-enemy of the United States and bane of Britain since taking 15 navy sailors hostage in 2007 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East by Jonathan Cook
    Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East - by Jonathan Cook

    £22.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780745327549 | ISBN 10: 0745327540

    In the last few years, Israel and the USA have consciously attempted to destabilize the entire ME region through invasion and war, with the purpose to both ethnically cleanse the Palestinians from historic Palestine and for Israel to dominate the reg ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shadi Ghadirian: Iranian Photographer by Shadi Ghadirian, edited by Rose Issa
    Shadi Ghadirian: Iranian Photographer - by Shadi Ghadirian, edited by Rose Issa

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780863566387 | ISBN 10: 0863566383

    "Being a woman in Iran is hard, and working as a woman photographer is even harder."(Shadi Ghadirian) Shadi Ghadirian is one of Iran's leading contemporary photographers. Born in Tehran in 1974, she has exhibited widely in Europe and the US, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman
    Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail - by Marina Nemat

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780719562525 | ISBN 10: 071956252x

    Aged sixteen, Marina Nemat was arrested for reasons she didn't understand and taken to Evin, Tehran's notorious prison. Her world was about to change for ever.  Marina was interrogated, tortured and finally sentenced to death. At the last mom ... more

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  • Cover image of book Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return - by Marjane Satrapi

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099523994 | ISBN 10: 009952399x

    Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, Persepolis: The Story of Childhood tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolut ... more

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  • Cover image of book Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
    Embroideries - by Marjane Satrapi

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780224087407 | ISBN 10: 0224087401

    From the author of the highly acclaimed two-volume comic strip autobiography Persepolis, here is a gloriously entertaining and revealing comic-book look into the sex lives of women. When Marjane Satrapi's tough-talking grandmother, mother, eccentric ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran by Jason Elliot
    Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran - by Jason Elliot

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780330486576 | ISBN 10: 0330486578

    The country - its culture, its history and its people - behind the headlines.   Drawing on three years of travel and research, Mirrors of the Unseen offers a rare and timely portrait of Iran, introducing us to the sublime architecture of Isfa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize by Shirin Ebadi
    Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize - by Shirin Ebadi

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846040146 | ISBN 10: 1846040140

    Throughout an extraordinary career as a lawyer, writer, activist and dissident Shirin Ebadi has spoken out clearly and strongly for her native Iran and her voice has resonated far beyond its borders. As a dedicated human rights activist and a winner ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War by Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian
    Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War - by Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian

    £24.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780745326030 | ISBN 10: 074532603x

    This is an intimate account of Iranian working people; an account of the threat facing Iran from our own country; an assessment on the consequences for Iran and her internal struggles of external invasion; and an insider's account of Iran's people, i ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are Iran by Edited by Nasrin Alavi
    We Are Iran - by Edited by Nasrin Alavi

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781846270031 | ISBN 10: 1846270030

    "This is not the first example of a book made out of blogs... It does, I think, count as the finest so far: an eye-opening collage of extracts from the (roughly) 64,000 Farsi-lanaguage bloggers now at work in Iran.  Alavi's theme-by-theme compil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Shah of Shahs - by Ryszard Kapuscinski

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141188041 | ISBN 10: 0141188049

    Shah of Shahs depicts the final years of the Shah in Iran, and is a compellng meditation on the nature of revolution and the devastating effects of fear.  Here, Kapuscinski describes the tyrannical monarch, who, despite his cruel oppression of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveni
    Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran - by Azadeh Moaveni

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781586483784 | ISBN 10: 1586483781

    Azadeh Moaveni was born in Palo Alto, California, into an Iranian diaspora community longing for an Iran thousands of miles - and a revolution - away. As far back as she can remember, she felt uncomfortable with her tangled identity. College magnifie ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iran in Crisis? Nuclear Ambitions and the American Response by Roger Howard
    Iran in Crisis? Nuclear Ambitions and the American Response - by Roger Howard

    £17.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781842774755 | ISBN 10: 1842774751

    Is Iran at a crossroads? The recent US - led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought new opportunities and dangers that could conceivably either herald a new rapprochement between Tehran and Washington or else bring a sharp detorioration that might ... more

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