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.
|Publication date:||4th August 2011|
|Publisher:||Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
Nahal Tajadod was born in Tehran in 1960 and moved to France in 1971. She has written several books about China and fictional biography of the Persian poet, Roumi.More About Nahal Tajadod