People With No Camel by Roya MovafeghPeople With No Camel by Roya Movafegh

People With No Camel

byRoya Movafegh

Paperback | August 1, 2010

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Based on a true story, "The People With No Camel", weaves two journeys of freedom: A ten year old girl escapes Iran in 1981 with her family, due to the heavy persecutions they face as Baha'is, carrying nothing but three little handbags, new identities, their faith. The novel then takes a turn. The girl has become a woman, and the narrative shifts into parable. Infused with Persian mythical characters, the woman's quest to save her dying forest turns into her own spiritual journey - the search for ultimate freedom.
Roya Movafegh is a multimedia artist. Her work explores the dynamics of assimilation as well as the multiple facets of cultural identity. In addition to her photo publication in Eileen William's Wishes in Black & White featured on Oprah, her work has also appeared in Them=Us: Photographic Journeys Across Our Cultural Boundaries. Born i...
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Title:People With No CamelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:Writing CenterLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0578055457

ISBN - 13:9780578055459

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freedom for a child This book is a compassionate and moving story that was written with the essence of both truth and empathy for all those who struggle in difficult times. The author has taken her experience and wrote a tale of innocence, seen through the eyes of a child caught in a world gone mad amidst the whirlwind of emotions and fear.  It is commendable that she did not use the anger that she must have felt to write an acid account of the injustices of fanatical barbarians. Instead, she focused on the love and compassion of those who rose above the anger and risked everything to survive and help others to also survive.
Date published: 2013-12-03