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From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran
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From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran (Hardback)

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Jacqueline Saper, named after Jackie Kennedy, was born in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. As a teenager, she witnesses the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times as well as the Iran-Iraq War. A deeply intimate and personal story, Jacqueline recounts her privileged childhood growing up in pre-revolutionary Iran and how she gradually becomes aware of the paradoxes in her life and community-primarily the disparate religions and cultures. In 1979, under the Ayatollah regime, hijab is imposed in the workplace and Iran becomes increasingly unfamiliar and hostile. Jacqueline eventually flees to America with her husband and children in 1987 after witnessing her six-year-old daughter's indoctrination into radical Islamic politics at school. At the heart of Jacqueline's story is a harrowing and lesson-bearing tale of how extremist ideological politics and religion gripped an increasingly Westernized, affluent country, and transformed it, unbelievably, into a fundamentalist Islamic society.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesFeminism & feminist theory Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Publication Date: 30/10/2019 ISBN-13: 9781640121171  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jacqueline Saper is a CPA, educator, translator, and public speaker based in the Chicago area. She is an established expert on Iranian topics and an instructor at Oakton Community College where she is the recipient of the college's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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