Iranian Literature

The main contenders for the Iranian presidency

The June 18 presidential election heats up as Iran’s chief justice Ebrahim Raisi and former parliament speaker Ali Larijani enter the race. As Iran prepares for a presidential election next month, two prominent Tory candidates have announced their candidacy, Ebrahim Raisi and Ali Larijani. The current president, Hassan Rouhani, described …

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Elections in Iran: outlook and impact

Tue May 18, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4) Tickets here. Who will be the next Iranian president and what impact will it have on US-Iranian relations About this event Sanam Vakil is Deputy Director of the Middle East North Africa program at Chatham House, where …

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The raw emotion of Tahereh Mafi

Best-selling Iranian-American YA author Tahereh Mafi has strategically and painfully exposed the progress of her second realistic fictional novel, An Emotion of Great Delight, on its heavy traffic. Instagram over the past year. Mafi’s highly curated articles are as much, if not more, about his incredible sense of ‘complicated fashion’ …

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Letters from Manto to Uncle Sam

May 11 was the anniversary of the birth of famous writer, playwright and author Saadat Hasan Manto. Writing primarily in Urdu, he has produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five sets of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches and numerous film scripts. His …

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Iranian government ineffective – Iran focus

After World War II, many countries around the world began to develop and grow their economic power, but Iran fell behind many other countries. International institutions such as the World Bank addressed this issue in the early 1990s and eventually made it clear that “governance” is a key issue in …

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