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Dina Nayeri - Author

About the Author

Dina Nayeri was born in Iran during the revolution and emigrated to Oklahoma at ten years old. She has a BA from Princeton and an MBA and Master of Education from Harvard. She is currently a Truman Capote Fellow and a Teaching Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. For more details go to www.dinanayeri.com

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Drei sind ein Dorf

Drei sind ein Dorf

Author: Dina Nayeri Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2018

Mit knapp dreiig hat Nilou alles erreicht. Wer hatte je geglaubt, dass sie eine Eliteuniversitat besuchen, einen weltgewandten Juristen heiraten und ihre eigene Wissenschaftskarriere beginnen wurde? Als Kind ist sie mit ihrer Mutter aus dem Iran geflohen - in die tiefste amerikanische Provinz, wo man sie nicht eben offenherzig empfangen hat. Doch sie hat ehrgeizig nach den Idealen der westlichen Welt gestrebt und sich komplett neu erfunden. Alles konnte also gut sein, ware da nicht Nilous Vater, ein opiumsuchtiger Verehrer altpersischer Lyrik, der ihr vom Iran aus die Kluft vor Augen fuhrt, die die Familie voneinander trennt. Als Nilou in Amsterdam auf eine Gruppe iranischer Exilanten trifft, mit ihnen kocht und ihren Erzahlungen lauscht, erwacht eine alte Sehnsucht in ihr: nach einer Heimat, in der sie ganz einfach sie selbst sein darf.

Refuge

Refuge

Author: Dina Nayeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

Refuge

Refuge

Author: Dina Nayeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Refuge A Novel

Refuge A Novel

Author: Dina Nayeri Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Refuge: A Novel

Refuge: A Novel

Author: Dina Nayeri Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

';Rich and colorful [Refuge]has the kind of immediacy commonly associated with memoir, which lends it heft, intimacy, atmosphere.' New York TimesThe moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration and the contemporary refugee experience. An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known. Will her immersion in the lives of these new refugees allow her the grace to save her father? Refuge charts the deeply moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration. Beautifully written, full of insight, charm, and humor, the novel subtly exposes the parts of ourselves that get left behind in the wake of diaspora and ultimately asks: Must home always be a physical place, or can we find it in another person?

Kozottunk a tenger

Kozottunk a tenger

Author: Dina Nayeri Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2015

Az irani irono elso regenye maris 14 nyelven jelent meg vilagszerte. A tortenet az iszlam forradalom utani Iranban jatszodik, ahol egy no csak fejkendoben lephet ki az utcara, es bunnek szamit, ha valaki amerikai zenet hallgat. Egy kis irni faluban nevelkedik a kis Szba s ikertestvre, Mahtab. Szba lete egy csapsra megvltozik, amikor anyja s testvre szmra felfoghatatlanul eltA nnek az letbA l. A kislny meg van gyA zA dve rla, hogy Amerikba emigrltak nlkle.

Ein Teeloffel Land und Meer

Ein Teeloffel Land und Meer

Author: Dina Nayeri Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

Saba ist elf Jahre alt, als zwei einschneidende Ereignisse ihr Leben verandern. Die Islamische Revolution zwingt Sabas wohlhabende christliche Familie dazu, Teheran zu verlassen und sich - fern von den prufenden Blicken der Mullahs - auf ihre Landereien in der Gilan-Provinz zuruckzuziehen. Kurz darauf verschwinden ihre Mutter und ihre Zwillingsschwester Mahtab spurlos. Ihr Vater und die Nachbarn im Dorf behaupten, Mahtab sei bei einem nachtlichen Bad im Kaspischen Meer ertrunken und die Mutter sei bei dem Versuch, den Iran zu verlassen, festgenommen worden. Doch Saba glaubt an eine ganz andere Geschichte: Immer wieder erzahlt sie ihrer besten Freundin Ponneh und dem Jungen Reza, den sie liebt, Episoden aus dem filmreifen Leben, das die beiden Vermissten inzwischen in den USA fuhren. Als Saba erwachsen wird, muss sie sich jedoch immer drngenderen Fragen stellen: Was ist Wahrheit und was ist Lge? Darf Liebe ein Grund sein, sich selbst zu verleugnen? Und wann ist es an der Zeit, eigene Entscheidungen zu treffen und sein Schicksal in die Hand zu nehmen? Ein kraftvolles, berhrendes Debt ber Freundschaft, Treue und die Macht des Geschichtenerzhlens.

Teaspoon of Earth and Sea

Teaspoon of Earth and Sea

Author: Dina Nayeri Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2013

Spellbinding in its narration, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is the story of an Iranian girl who, separated from her mother and twin sister during the turmoil following the Iranian Revolution, invents a rich, imaginative world in which they live. Growing up in a small fishing village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister Mahtab are fascinated by America. They keep lists of English vocabulary words and collect contraband copies of Life magazine and Beatles cassettes. So when Saba suddenly finds herself abandoned, alone with her father in Iran, she is certain that her mother and sister have moved to America without her. Bereft, she aches for their company, and for the Western life she believes she is being denied. All her life she had been taught that "e;fate is in the blood,"e; which must mean that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. Thus, over the next several years, as Saba falls in and out of love and struggles with the limited possibilities available to her as a woman in Iran, she imagines a simultaneous, parallel life, a Western version, for her sister. But where Saba's story has all the grit and brutality of real life in postrevolutionary Iran, her sister's life-as Saba envisions it-gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of. Filled with a colorful cast of characters, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is told in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with straightforward Western prose and tells a story about the importance of controlling your own fate.

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