Qiṣṣat ḥub Irānīyah
taḥt maqas al-raqībBook - 2011 | Arabic
Shahriar Mandanipour, a contemporary and controversial Iranian writer, presents his first novel written in English. Seamlessly entwining two related narratives, Mandanipour unfolds the tale of an Iranian writer attempting to pen a love story set in present-day Iran. Similar to Romeo and Juliet, the writer's two lovers struggle to endure against powerful external forces. Unfortunately, though, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance furiously attempts to censor the writer's work.
Publisher: Landan :, Ṭuwaʹ lil-Thaqāfah wa al-Nashr, Bayrūt, Manshūrāt al-Jamal,, 2011.
Edition: al-Ṭabʻah al-ūlaʹ.
Characteristics: 422 pages ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Censoring an Iranian love story. (in English)