HONEYMOON IN PURDAH PDF

HONEYMOON IN PURDAH PDF

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Beautifully written, fresh and fascinating at every turn, Honeymoon in Purdah reveals an Iran rarely seen by Westerners. Published by: Deutsches Taschenbuch. Whatever our reasons for setting off on a trip, most of us discover new perspectives and explore our own identities while travelling. We do take ourselves with us. She may not believe in fear, but she’ll permit herself a white lie: her Iranian sojourn is not a honeymoon. She is, in fact, not married to her.

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Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey by Alison Wearing

With a love of honey,oon, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran–a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. She went looking for what lay beneath the media’s representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcomi With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran–a country that few Westerners have a chance to see.

She went looking for what lay beneath the media’s representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, honeymoo in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives–those whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnapping, terrorism, veiled women, and Islamic fundamentalism.

Paperbackpages. Published December 1st by St. Martins Press-3pl first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign boneymoon. To ask other readers questions about Honeymoon in Purdahplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 14, Petra Eggs rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yet another book I read that is missing from my shelves. I have the book sitting prdah front of me.

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I wish now I had kept all the. However, since I started to notice books missing in JuneI’ve been keeping all the files. It’s really distressing the number of bug affecting the books right now. GR say they can’t trace the b Yet another book I read that is missing from my shelves.

GR say they hhoneymoon trace the bug or they are looking into it or something or other but nothing gets done. These are the problems I have right now: I am ‘top reviewer’ as I ‘reviewed’ books last week.

I didn’t even reshelve that many when I set up a new shelf. All books I reshelve or reviews I correct are sent to my update feed even though I am scrupulous about not having any boxes checked for this 3. Books and sometimes reviews just disappear. I only find out if something like I read someone’s review and I know what book they are joneymoon about because I’ve read it but it isn’t on my shelves any longer. Shelving books and reviewing them are at the heart of my experience on GR but all GR does these days is rush to think up yet more marketing features to place anywhere they can and then have soothing but mostly ineffectual threads on Feedback.

GR has degenerated so much since Amazon bought it out, not just that it has become a selling site where Patrick is intent that authors and their product, especially Homeymoon as their product costs Amazon nothing, it’s all profit for them, will come first and us readers are just fish swimming around in a barrel.

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It seems to me that the only bugs that get fixed are ones that might affect this marketing. The others like this distressing losing of books and reviews and too many updates, they don’t want to devote any money and time to fixing. View all 15 comments. Jul 30, Dolores rated it really liked it. This is absolutely one of the most unbiased, open-minded “outsider” views honeymoonn modern-day Iran that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Alison Wearing went into Iran with an open mind and an open heart, and a double dollop of tenacity and courage.

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She emerges a person who has viewed the country the news media doesn’t want us to see. This is the country of total strangers who invite you to stay and dine at their house; of people who are concerned with whether you find the restrictions of their This is absolutely one of the most unbiased, open-minded “outsider” goneymoon on modern-day Iran that I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

This is the country of total strangers who invite you to stay and dine at their house; of people who are concerned with whether you find the restrictions of their country pleasant or stifling; and, the story of other ex-patriots who have made their home in this land, and how they view it as outsiders who have become insiders, as much as possible.

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There are fascinating stories in this book, including the author’s day honwymoon escaping the stifling heat of the city with nomads in the mountains, including a year old girl who is married but unable to consummate the marriage since she hasn’t finished puberty. In Shiraz, Wearing meets a British woman who is raising her teenaged daughter with her Iranian husband. She bemoans her nieces in England who are struggling with teenage pregnancies, while her daughter is getting straight A’s and planning for college.

Not every story is positive, including the incident on the bus to Syria, which raises Wearing’s ire. But, people are people no matter where you go. And, the majority of people she meets are a far cry from what anyone would expect. I highly recommend this book, and have loaned my copy to several people so far. Hoheymoon tells things I experienced as the wife of an Iranian in that country, but is even more interesting because Alison Wearing is truly viewing this world as an observer.

Aug 25, Lily rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was recommended to me by someone who shares similar reading tastes as myself – despite that this book was not very good. I am surprised, on entering this, at the number of positive entries for this book. I did laugh at it being listed with: Travelogs of people who should get their head examined, since this is what I was thinking the entire time I was reading this book. I am not a fan of memoirs or travelogs – especially those that try to dress themselves up as something else, as thi This book was recommended to me by someone who shares similar reading tastes as myself – despite that this book was not very good.

I am not a fan of memoirs or travelogs – especially those that try to dress themselves up as something else, as this one does. The entire things felt very disjointed. The book apparently took place over months however the book is written as though it was days or weeks – leaving out huge gaps of information and detail.

The writing did not appeal to me at all. It was like she thought up a creative and lovely lurdah and dropped it randomly on the page. If she had the power to sustain that type of writing the book may have been more entertaining. It also felt contrived – like she was hunting down this stuff to write about it – putting herself in potentially dangerous situations like going off in a car with perfect strangers and not telling anyone she has even left without a second thought or remorse.

Finally, I thought she was absolutely awful to her traveling companion and very unfair to him even in the writing. I think he version of the story would have been far more interesting since he was the best part of the book. Pirdah I had to recommend this book to anyone I would recommend it to someone who liked Three Cups of Tea which I also really disliked, actually more so since they feel very similar to me – while maybe he was not nearly as daft as this author and actually did some good.

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Jun 23, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Knowing very little essential about Iranian culture prior to this travel account, for me this was a compelling and informative read.

Hkneymoon love that Wearing spends most of her writing painting pictures of the lives of those she encountered rather than blathering on about herself. My chief objection to ‘The Songlines’ is that I never get past the first chapter of what I’ve been told is a very good read, because Chatwin won’t just shut up already about the exact make of his pen, and how his leather-bo Knowing very little essential about Iranian culture prior to this travel account, for me this was a compelling and informative read.

My chief purrdah to ‘The Songlines’ is that I never get past the first chapter of what I’ve been told is a very good read, because Chatwin won’t just shut up already about the exact make of his pen, and how his leather-bound journal is just-so, and how he manfully strides his way through the tough, forbidding land of Australia because he is such an amazing guy – blech.

Not so with Alison Wearing’s travel writing. She wisely realizes that we’re not reading all about how cool Alison is traveling through Iran; we want to know what she saw, and who she talked to, and, sure, what she thought about such things, but not in a self-absorbed and egotistical manner.

Because much of this book lulls you into a feeling of “Wow! Iran is bursting with kind-hearted, generous people who just want to share tea and stories with you! The one sudden instance of violence goes much farther in reminding the reader that there are reasons why western societies often feel so at odds with the Iranian culture than a whole diatribe of vitriolic writing cataloging injustices both done to and by the Iranian people.

Apr 06, Unwisely rated it liked it Shelves: Hey, let’s pretend to be married, so we can go to Iran! This is pirdah a thought I’ve ever had, but apparently this lady did. And I’m glad she did, it was a worthwhile read.

I had honneymoon another woman-in-Iran book about a decade ago, but it was a journalist, and she didn’t have a fake-husband, and it purdha way harder. After about half an hour of googling I think it’s Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran. I remember liking it. The weird part is that she kept getting invited to people’s houses Hey, let’s pretend to be married, so we can go to Iran! The weird part is that she kept getting invited to putdah houses driven for hours, staying there for ages without her “husband”; apparently having one was enough, the people usually didn’t need to see him.

Man, this review is requiring a lot of research. In any case, the Iranians depicted in the book are mostly generous and friendly.

It almost makes me want to go visit. And it definitely made me want pistachios and cherries. Fun and interesting and strange. Shows all the beautiful, wonderful people of Iran that we don’t otherwise get to see. Dec 20, Florence rated it really liked it. Apparently in post revolutionary Iran it is possible to rely on the kindness of strangers.

Posing as husband and wife on their honeymoon, Alison Wearing and her unrelated male companion explored modern day Iran. They had only a few words of Farsi and she was weighted down with feminine garments designed to conceal her hair and her body from the male gaze.