Divided Loyalties

February 5, 2019|
Divided Loyalties by Nilofar Shidmehr
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Acclaimed poet Nilofar Shidmehr’s debut story collection is an unflinching look at the lives of women in post-revolutionary Iran and the contemporary diaspora in Canada.

The stories begin in 1978, the year before the Iranian Revolution. In a neighbourhood in Tehran, a group of affluent girls play a Cinderella game with unexpected consequences. In the mid 1980s, women help their husbands and brothers survive war and political upheaval. In the early 1990s in Vancouver, Canada, a single-mother refugee is harassed by the men she meets on a telephone dating platform. And in 2003, a Canadian woman working for an international aid organization is dispatched to her hometown of Bam to assist in the wake of a devastating earthquake.

At once powerful and profound, Divided Loyalties depicts the rich lives of Iranian women and girls in post-revolutionary Iran and the contemporary diaspora in Canada; the enduring complexity of the expectations forced upon them; and the resilience of a community experiencing the turmoil of war, revolution, and migration.

NILOFAR SHIDMEHR is a poet, essayist, and scholar, and the author of six books in English and Farsi, including Between Lives and Shirin and Salt Man, a BC Book Prize finalist. She writes and delivers lectures on women''s rights, migration and diaspora, and social and political issues in Iran. A specialist in literature and cinema of mo...
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Title:Divided Loyalties
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.9 in
Published:February 5, 2019
Publisher:House Of Anansi Press Inc
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781487006020

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