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Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror: #MeToo

Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror: #MeToo
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A time of turbulence...

1 month ago at Apr 23 13:09
A young woman forced to flee Iran with her family battles lifelong mental illness, racism, and sexual abuse in this debut memoir...I'm a big fan of Persepolis so it was compelling and rewarding to read Afarin Majidi's Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror.  She doesn't stray away from controversial or sensitive aspects while giving us an insightful light and guide through her intimate thoughts,... read more
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Description: Earning an MFA in writing at the New School, working at Rolling Stone magazine, and being courted by an editor at a prestigious publishing house—Afarin Majidi should be thrilled with the direction her life is taking as she turns thirty. Instead, she is spiraling into the depths of madness as she seeks love and acceptance in an Islamophobic society. After colleagues at the magazine drug and rape her, she’s left with an unfinished novel. She turns to a former professor, James Lasdun, with whom she develops a toxic obsession. Majidi is the woman he calls “Nasreen” in his memoir, Give Me Everything You Have. Raw and ... (more)
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Lexi posted a review 1 month ago

A time of turbulence...

“A young woman forced to flee Iran with her family battles lifelong mental illness, racism, and sexual abuse in this debut memoir...

I'm a big fan of Persepolis so it was compelling and rewarding to read Afarin Majidi's Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror.  She doesn't stray away from controversial or sensitive aspects while giving us an insightful light and guide through her intimate thoughts, her fascinating life.  Whether it is about family, sexuality, relationships, religion, politics or the quest for freedom, balance and identity we follow her on her journey which explores all these areas and more.  We see a transition from the unknown into some sort of clarity through the painful times, happy times and the ones where we can either reflect upon or relate to or even bot” read more

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