The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran

The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran

Kamin Mohammadi


Kamin Mohammadi used to be 9 years previous while her kinfolk fled Iran in the course of the 1979 Revolution. Bewildered via the seismic alterations in her place of origin, she became her again at the earlier and spent her teenage years attempting to slot in with British attitudes to relatives, foodstuff and freedom. She was once twenty-seven earlier than she again to Iran, drawn inexorably again by way of stories of her grandmother's condominium in Abadan, with its conventional internal courtyard, its noisy gatherings and its very wallssteeped in history.The Cypress Tree is Kamin's account of her trip domestic, to rediscover her Iranian self and to find for the 1st time the tale of her relatives: a sprawling extended family that sprang from humble roots to bloom in the course of the prosperous, Biba-clad Sixties, basically to be shaken through the horrors of the Iran-Iraq battle and the heartbreak of exile, and toughened via the fight for democracy that keeps today.This relocating and passionate memoir is a love letter either to Kamin's outstanding relations and toIran itself, an old nation which has survived quite a bit sleek tumult yet the place pleasure and resilience will regularly overcome depression.

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