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Tehran, Lipstick And Loopholes

by Nahal Tajadod

Tehran, Lipstick And Loopholes Synopsis

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.

Tehran, Lipstick And Loopholes Press Reviews

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 * Independent * 'Tajadod has a good eye for the absurdities of Iranian daily life ... an abundance of colourful detail brings every encounter alive' * 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' *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844085149
Publication date: 4th March 2011
Author: Nahal Tajadod
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Travel writing,

About Nahal Tajadod

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.

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