Out of Iran by Bahram Darugar

Out of Iran

byBahram Darugar

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2009

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In many respects, Bahram Darugar's early life was unremarkable. He studied hard, navigated the minefields of puberty and dating, and attended medical school at the University of Tehran. But those years also brought him face-to-face with bigotry and persecution. He was beaten by a soldier who suspected him of protesting against the government. His father was imprisoned for being a member of the Baha'i Faith. His female family members struggled to lead lives that were free of restriction—or as free as they could make them.When Bahram emigrated to the United States in 1960, the culture shock was overwhelming. With fierce tenacity, he mastered the English language and the customs of his adopted country, but he never lost affection for his homeland. And he never lost hope that those he'd left behind would someday enjoy the freedoms most Americans take for granted.Out of Iran chronicles Bahram's journey through two different worlds. Offering a glimpse into Iran's rich culture and the immigrant experience, his story also pays tribute to the "stepchildren of Allah"—those women, religious minorities, and other oppressed people who continue to live under a regime that denies their right to self-expression.About the AuthorBahram "Barry" Darugar is a retired general and vascular surgeon. He was born in Iran and graduated summa cum laude from Tehran University School of Medicine in 1959. He received a scholarship to further his studies in the United States of America. At Emory University, he completed his studies as a surgeon and became a diplomat of the American College of Surgeons in 1966. After retiring, he completed the MFA program at GCSU.He lives with his wife, Debbie, and two shih tzu dogs named Precious and Bella on Lake Oconee, Georgia. His four children and five grandchildren all live in the USA.Several of his articles and poems have been published in various national journals including Medical Economics, Touchstone, Colere, World Order, Peacock's Feet at GCSU, and The Reach of Song 2013 anthology. He is also the 2004 first place nonfiction award winner at GCSU. He is the first place winner of the 2012 Georgia Poetry society contest and first place winner of the Georgia Writers Museum creative writing contest.
Title:Out of IranFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:WheatmarkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1627871551

ISBN - 13:9781627871556