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London SYP Book Club – November 2015 – ‘Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran’ by Nina Ansary
Book: 'Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran' by Nina Ansary
Genre: Documentary, non-fiction
Venue: The Sun Tavern, Covent Garden
The problem with popular narratives is that, despite their convenient half-truths, the real story is more complicated, unexpected, and less tidy.
Inspired by author Nina Ansary’s scholarly journey, Jewels of Allah is a provocative roller coaster ride that shatters the stereotypical assumptions and the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today. Highlighting many courageous female leaders and advocates throughout Iran’s history, the book illuminates the unanticipated consequences of the Islamic Revolution and the unexpected twists and turns leading to a full-blown feminist movement within a post-revolutionary patriarchal society.
Jewels of Allah is dedicated to every individual oppressed by discriminatory ideology.
100% of all proceeds for the book will go to charities and organizations that empower disadvantaged young women in Iran.