Tehran, Lipstick And Loopholes (Paperback)
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Tehran, Lipstick And Loopholes (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 04/08/2011
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A wry and humorous account of Nahal Tajadod's quest to get her Iranian passport renewed. She embarks on a bizarre and circuitous journey, meeting a colourful cast of characters along the way: two photographers who specialise in Islamic portraits, a forensic surgeon who trades in human organs and a grandmother who offers a live chicken to an implacable official.

TEHRAN, LIPSTICK AND LOOPHOLES is a fascinating look at the constraints and contradictions of contemporary life in Tehran from the author's unique standpoint of being both a native of Iran and a foreigner.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844085149
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 132 x 200 x 17 mm
Edition: Digital original


MEDIA REVIEWS
Gives us a new perspective on the Iranian society and its people, it mixes critical humour with compassion' Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran * 'A Picaresque journey through modern-day Iran ... Tajadod's exasperated yet non-condemnatory tone is most refreshing' *
Independent * 'Tajadod has a good eye for the absurdities of Iranian daily life ... an abundance of colourful detail brings every encounter alive' *
METRO * `Nahal Tajadod tells a story that we have all experienced or could experience. She knows, demonstrates, that the people have one weapon against all oppression: laughter. Laughter that brings about mutual support and quite simply makes life possible' Milos *

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