Song of a Captive Bird

Song of a Captive Bird A spellbinding debut novel based on the life of the rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad who defied Iranian society to find her voice and love inspiring generations of women to come Whether gossiping with h

  • Title: Song of a Captive Bird
  • Author: Jasmin Darznik
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • A spellbinding debut novel based on the life of the rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad, who defied Iranian society to find her voice, and love inspiring generations of women to come.Whether gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother s walled garden, or sneaking out to flirt with a teenage paramour over caf glace, Forugh Farrokzhad was always a rebel Thou A spellbinding debut novel based on the life of the rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad, who defied Iranian society to find her voice, and love inspiring generations of women to come.Whether gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother s walled garden, or sneaking out to flirt with a teenage paramour over caf glace, Forugh Farrokzhad was always a rebel Though Iran was Westernizing in the 1940s, during Forugh s childhood, most of the country still believed that women were not to be heard from Yet, at age eleven, young Forugh began writing poems to impress her strict, disapproving father and a passion for words lodged deeply within her When she ended up in a suffocating marriage at sixteen, she ran away and fell into a passionate love affair which only increased her creative wingspan, leading her to seek freedom and independence Her poems were considered both scandalous and brilliant Forugh was at once a national treasure and the devil too She persevered, living by her own rules, at the cost of love, friendship, and eventually her own life, cut tragically short at the age of 32, amid the violent upheaval of the budding Iranian revolution In subsequent years, Forugh s poetry was banned, the presses that printed her work burned to the ground, and citizens forced to hide away their treasured collections of her verses To this day, Forugh Farrokhzad represents the birth of feminism in Iran, and Jas

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