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Under a Starless Sky

A Family's Escape from Iran

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Under a Starless Sky by Banafsheh Serov
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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.

Author Biography

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
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
Integrated: 6, b/w int photos
Imprint
Hachette Australia
Pages
320
Dimensions
157x233x25
ISBN-13
9780733622915
Product ID
1671077

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