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Cry for My Revolution, Iran

Manoucher Parvin
Format: Softcover
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Publication Date: 01/01/2004
Pages: 398

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The story of an idealistic Iranian, Ali Keshavarz, who ventures from Columbia University to Iran during the 1979 revolution.



“The reviewer began the novel with skepticism but finished it with admiration for the author. … Parvin has written a novel that is worth the strong attention of concerned Americans.”

― Choice

“Manoucher Parvin has written a sensitive and passionate historical novel about Iran’s revolution and revolutionaries. It will surely take its place among the best of third world political literature.”

― The Guardian

“Cry for my Revolution, Iran is a big book, written with a sense of wholeness and totality. It’s big in size; it’s big in scope of the events it narrates; and it’s big in its ambitions. It contains within it an education of its own in politics, economics, social science, religion and history.

― CIRA Newsletter

“This fervent and articulate book is essential to anyone who wishes to go beyond American newspaper and television accounts for a truer picture of relations between the Unites States and Iran following World War II, for the clichés do not explain that poisoned marriage.”

― Thomas Filbin


Manoucher Parvin is a scholar and human rights activist who teaches at the University of Akron in Ohio. He has taught at Columbia University and the City University of New York previously. His numerous essays in social sciences have been published in major international journals and some have been translated into other languages.

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