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Under a Starless Sky By Banafsheh Serov

Under a Starless Sky

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One family's journey through the turmoil of the 1978 revolution, when the Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in Iran, and their escape over the mountains to Turkey, and ultimately to Australia.

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Under a Starless Sky by Banafsheh Serov

From the streets and bazaars of Tehran to the moonlit Turkish mountains, Under a Starless Sky is a beautiful memoir about one family's extraordinary journey. Banafsheh is eight when the revolution begins in Iran. At first her family are jubilant about the collapse of the Shah's rule and the return of Ayatollah Khomeini, but they quickly realise that Iran has traded one dictator for another, more ruthless ruler. Banafsheh's parents, Kamal and Nina, struggle with the harsh laws of the new revolutionary Iran. Khomeini s revolutionary guard, the Komiteh, patrol the streets, enforcing Islamic codes of dress and behaviour, and dispatching harsh justice to perceived enemies of the revolution. They drag Nina's father in for questioning, interrogate Nina and put Kamal on a stop-list, so he is unable to leave the country. Fearing for the safety of their two children, Kamal and Nina decide the family must flee their beloved country, leaving behind their extended family and friends. But the only way of escape is to take the dangerous route across the Turkish mountains.

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About Banafsheh Serov


Banafsheh Dastyari Serov was born in England, spent her childhood in Iran and became a refugee at the age of twelve. It has been twenty-five years since Banafsheh and her family illegally crossed the border to Turkey. Since then, she has completed university, married and begun raising her own children in Sydney.

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GOR006065556
Under a Starless Sky by Banafsheh Serov
Banafsheh Serov
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Australia
2008-04-01
320
0733622917
9780733622915
N/A
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