Pardeh Khani Performance: ‘Rostam and Sohrab’
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Pardeh Khani Performance: ‘Rostam and Sohrab’

Off the Curtain: A Performance of Rostam and Sohrab – Tuesday 20 August, 7pm Pardeh Khani (reading off the curtain) combines acting, narrating, and intimate storytelling with innovative stage prepping.  In the almost interactive Off the Curtain female storyteller Sara Mashayekh provides the audience with an alternative form of presenting an epic story and breaks … Continue reading

If Poetry Ends, What Remains?
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If Poetry Ends, What Remains?

Exiled Dreams and Imaginings Music and Poetry Night, Mon 5th August  Pic: Anouche Sherman, 2012  Shirin Razavian is a Tehran-born, British poet who has appeared in Poetry London, Index on Censorship, Exiled Writers Magazine, Agenda, The London Magazine and Persian Book Review and more. She has published Persian and English poetry collections in the UK, … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Metahistories and a Modern Mind
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Metahistories and a Modern Mind

For this episode we chat with Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, who is a writer and Reader in Comparative Politics and International Relations, as well as Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies) at the University of London. Dr. Adib-Moghaddam, a comparatively young and accessible academic, has published three books … Continue reading

Blocking Iran
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Blocking Iran

Everyone’s still raving about the publication “Iranian Living Room” a recent book full of lush photos of interiors, depicting Iranians as ordinary people living in modern times (shock, amazement!). Yet the unjustified sanction action by Paypal exacted on the book is still an issue for many Iranians in UK and elsewhere, and while Paypal have … Continue reading

American-Iranian Digital Book ‘The Persian Square’
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American-Iranian Digital Book ‘The Persian Square’

Americans embrace digital book as an alternative to continuously grave headlines about Iran from their state media. NPR reports that Iran Davar Ardalan offers a much fuller portrait of Iran, the people and the American-Iranian minority than other multi-media works have done with her digital book The Persian Square. Davar Ardalan is also author of My … Continue reading