Beautifully written, fresh and fascinating at every turn, Honeymoon in Purdah reveals an Iran rarely seen by Westerners. Published by: Deutsches Taschenbuch. Whatever our reasons for setting off on a trip, most of us discover new perspectives and explore our own identities while travelling. We do take ourselves with us. She may not believe in fear, but she’ll permit herself a white lie: her Iranian sojourn is not a honeymoon. She is, in fact, not married to her.

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There was a problem adding your email address. Return to Book Page. Unfortunately, I don’t remember enough specifics about this to write a good review. Finally, I thought she was absolutely awful to her traveling companion and very unfair to him even in the writing.

Mooi in deze tijden van haat en onbegrip. I found this, but didn’t answer my question: She wisely realizes that we’re not reading all about how cool Alison is traveling through Iran; we want to know what she saw, and who she talked to, and, sure, what she thought about such things, but not in a self-absorbed and egotistical manner.

It almost makes me want to go visit. Please provide an email address.

Again with the help of director Stuart Cox, the story first took form as a multimedia monologue which won Best of Fest at its Canadian premiere and Alison later completed a full-length book of the same title forthcoming with Alfred A. Jun 18, Dovofthegalilee rated it it was ok. They had only a few words of Farsi and she was weighted down with feminine garments designed to conceal her hair and her body from the male gaze. I spent several years in pre-revolutionary Iran.

I had read another woman-in-Iran book about a decade ago, but it was a journalist, and she didn’t have a fake-husband, and it was way harder. A vivid sketch of a lively, wonderfully hospitable, but utterly lost society under the heel of religious tyranny.

GR say they can’t trace the bug or they are looking into it or something or other but nothing gets done. Jul 30, Dolores rated it really liked it.


HONEYMOON IN PURDAH by Alison Wearing | Kirkus Reviews

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. His tone is non-judgmental, even when faced with unpleasant characters, and he suffers little despair as a traveller until the end of his account.

My chief objection to ‘The Songlines’ is that I never get past the first chapter of what I’ve been told is a very good read, because Chatwin won’t just shut up already about the exact make of his pen, and how his leather-bound journal is just-so, and how he manfully strides his way through the tough, forbidding land of Australia because he is such an amazing guy – blech.

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Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Buday concentrates on describing the country, purdaj standard of living, and the people. Oct 08, Asif rated it really liked it. Even though this book is categorized as a travel book, she doesn’t tell you much, hardly anything about the places she sees in Iran. I’m sure it’s just me — but the girl covered the woman with her tiny body, holding the older woman to provide comfort in a nurturing role. A great read for anyone who enjoys memoirs.

Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey

This is a book that I want to loan to friends, then read again when it finally makes its way back to me. You’ve successfully reported this review.

The film didn’t say which country she fled to. This book shows why travel writing is alive: Then, in a bizarre twist, the police became friendly, offered the couple tea, asked how their honeymoon was going, and bought them a new roll of film before wishing them on their way.

The Language of Flowers. Throughout its pages, Ms. It was like she thought up a creative and lovely paragraph and dropped it randomly on the page. This behavior sums up this rising generation and their ways, they want to experience culture but they want it under their terms so did she really get to see Iran?


Would they have welcomed them into their homes if they knew the truth?

Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey by Alison Wearing

Alison Wearing was able to bring humour to her travels around Iran. We may travel to breathe new life into our hearts after a divorce, or simply to bring some stimulation into lives dulled by routine. The Nature of the Beast. These are the problems I have right now: I wouldn’t mind, for example, to share a strong cup of tea to get the dirt!

This book was recommended to me by someone who shares similar reading tastes as myself – despite that this book was not very good. Apr 29, Fiona Szabo rated it liked it Shelves: And, the majority of people she meets are a far cry from what anyone would expect. Jul 19, Maggi rated it it was amazing. Her travels through the Middle East resulted in the internationally acclaimed memoir Honeymoon in Purdah — an Iranian journey Vintage Canada.

El esquema de un episodio del libro es sencillo: This is the country of total im who invite you to stay and dine at their house; of people who are concerned with whether you find the restrictions phrdah their This is absolutely one of hojeymoon most unbiased, open-minded “outsider” views on modern-day Iran that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. This bo This book coupled with a few others I have read about Iran has really whetted my appetite to travel in this beautiful country but the likelihood of that ever happening is pretty slim.

There were a part that hint to a professor’s presumably monetary offer in exchange for presumably sex, and then there was the storyline when our protagonist smuggled herself out of Iran across the border so that she could seek political asylum from Australia.