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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Iran : My Grandfather
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'A vanished, tattered black and white photograph, taken in Tehran in 1946. The image of a sombre and inscrutable middle-aged man called Salman Fuladvand, a lieutenant and controversial police chief under Iran's second last king. It is the memory of this photograph that begins Ali Alizadeh's story of his grandfather Salman's life, spanning Salman's youthful devotion to the advancement of his country and the emancipation of Iranian women, his conflicts with the shahs, his wrongful imprisonment, and his eventual embracing of Sufi mysticism.

Iran: My Grandfather is a rare mix of narrative, memoir, history and personal exploration. It recounts Iran's journey from progressive idealism to the ravages of tyranny, imperialism and religious reaction. It is a testament to the mistakes of the past and the present, an examination of family and identity, and an interrogation of the meaning of home and belonging. As Alizadeh writes, this story is 'a thread to show the path out of the labyrinths'.

'Iran, My Grandfather is a work of recovery, resistance, and affirmation. I think one can say without risk of hyperbole that it is one of the most remarkable texts ever to have been published in Australia.' John Kinsella' (Publisher's abstract)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Yarraville, Footscray - Maribyrnong area, Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,: Transit Lounge , 2010 .
      Extent: 244p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-244).
      ISBN: 9780980571745

Works about this Work

Angela Meyer Reviews Iran : My Grandfather by Ali Alizadeh Angela Meyer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , October no. 8 2010;

— Review of Iran : My Grandfather Ali Alizadeh , 2010 single work biography
Angela Meyer Reviews Iran : My Grandfather by Ali Alizadeh Angela Meyer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , October no. 8 2010;

— Review of Iran : My Grandfather Ali Alizadeh , 2010 single work biography
Last amended 20 Dec 2011 09:16:46
Subjects:
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    Iran,
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    Middle East, Asia,
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    Iraq,
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    Middle East, Asia,
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