Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Book recommendation: 'Censoring an Iranian Love Story - A Novel' by Shahriar Mandipour

With echoes of Milan Kundera, this is a love story set in contemporary Iran which is at times philosophic, funny and also tragic. Above all, it highlights how precious our own freedom of speech really is as the author explains the history of censorship and also faces hi own zealous censor. It is both a touching novel and also a fascinating insight into a culture which for these exact reasons is often hidden from view. For more information visit Little Brown's website and to buy it (£10.49 incl p&p) visit amazon.

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