FROM MINISKIRT TO HIJAB: A GIRL IN REVOUTIONARY IRAN
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Award-winning author Jacqueline Saper, named after Jacqueline Kennedy, was born in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. At eighteen she witnessed the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times, including the Iran-Iraq War. In a deeply intimate and personal story, Saper recounts how her life changed in 1979 under the Ayatollah regime. Seemingly overnight she went from living a carefree life of wearing miniskirts and attending high school to listening to fanatic diatribes, forced to wear the hijab, and hiding in the basement as Iraqi bombs fell over the city. She eventually fled to the United States in 1987 with her husband and children after, in part, witnessing her six-year-old daughter’s indoctrination into radical Islamic politics at school. At the heart of Saper’s story is a harrowing and instructive tale of how extremist ideologies can transform a nation into a radicalized society.
You can order From Mini Skirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran by Jacqueline Saper at:
Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek, https://flashlightbooks.handseller.com/home/bookdetailsin/164012117X
Rakestraw Books in Danville, https://www.rakestrawbooks.com/book/9781640121171
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Sponsor: Contra Costa JCC.
Co-sponsors: Cong. B’nai Shalom and Cong. B'nai Tikvah.