The Iranian Times

Monday, April 19, 1999 / Farvardin 30, 1378, No. 710

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A book captures the Iranian-American experience

April 19, 1999
The Iranian

The following are the foreword and selected poems from "A World Between: Poems Stories and Essays by Iranian-Americans" - a collection of writings by 30 authors and poets edited by Persis M. Karim and Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami (1999, George Braziller Inc., New York; 352 pages).

The voices [in this book], as such, are distinctive for their transitional or "transnational" duality. All here are identifiably Iranian in having Persian as their language of heritage (although some are more comfortable with Persian than others), yet also Western in expressing themselves in English. Beyond language, however, is the deeper pull of their transitional experience and memory, which are entirely Iranian. hence, the reader is presented with a split, not a fusion ... GO TO FEATURE


Reactions to President Clinton's comments on Iran

All in Persian:

* Hojjati Kermani: Commentary in "Ettela'at"
* "Khordad" editorial
* "Resalat" editorial
* "Kayhan" editorial
* "Salam" editorial
* "Abrar" editorial
* "Jomhuri Eslami" editorial
* Abolqassem Qassemzadeh: Commentary in "Ettela'at"
* Governor generals: Statement
* Foreign Ministry spokesman
* Mohammad Reza Khatami (President Khatami's brother)
* Ebrahim Yazdi, Freedom Movement


Iranian women "let it all hang out" during Haj


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* Disgusting

Yahya Fathi writes: This story is disgusting ["Midget"]. I think it is inappropriate and misleading to publish this article in the same column where many interesting and well-written articles have appeared in the past.

* Right on

Banafsheh Zand writes: Shalizeh Nadjmi's article was brilliant ["Siaah Sookhteh"]! I seriously hope that you'll provide us with more of the same astute and poignant writing. She hit the nail right on the head and held a long overdue mirror up to our community. I've never understood some of our bigoted and racist attitudes as it seems oxymoronic! ... FULL TEXT

* Conference: Women's Liberation in Iran Today

Medusa is holding its first conference, titled "Women's Liberation in Iran Today, Preconditions and Obstacles", on 7-9 May 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden. Several experts on women's issues and known personalities of women's organizations both from Iran and abroad will participate in the discussion panel ... DETAILS HERE

Book of the Week

Behind the Tall Walls
From Palace to Prison
An autobiography by Azar Aryanpour

Not long after Azar Aryanpour returned home to Iran in September of 1978, following a visit with two of her children in Washington, DC, a state of martial law was declared. Her husband-the former Minister of Health and Welfare under the Shah and an American-trained orthopaedic surgeon who played a role in the real-life events chronicled in Ken Follett's best-selling book On Wings of Eagles-was subsequently and wrongfully imprisoned. Now, nearly two decades later, Azar Aryanpour speaks for the first time in Behind the Tall Walls, an autobiographical retrospective of the tumultuous events that resulted in the overthrow of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi ... GO TO BOOK

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Clinton's remarks spark Iran debate on U.S. ties

TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) - Conciliatory remarks by President Clinton toward Iran have revived a heated debate over ending two decades of hostilities with the United States. Reformist allies of President Mohammad Khatami, eager to speed up rapprochement with the West and normalize trade relations, played up his remarks, saying they marked a ``new phase'' away from adversarial sentiment and calling for a revision of policies ... FULL TEXT

Journalists appeal to Khatami for protection

TEHRAN, April 18 (AFP) - Over 320 Iranian journalists have called on President Mohammad Khatami to guarantee their legal rights and stop newspaper bans. "We ask that journalism be recognized as a distinct profession and be afforded all legal services and support," the journalists said in a letter to Khatami published by the official IRNA news agency ... FULL TEXT

* Also see "Hamshahri" news about journalists voicing their concerns... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN

Khatami slams MKO on army day

TEHRAN, April 18 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami used the annual Army Day parade on Sunday to launch a scathing attack on the country's armed opposition following last week's assassination of a general by the Iraq-based organisation ... FULL TEXT

Iran says self-sufficient in meat, stops imports

TEHRAN, April 19 (Reuters) - Iran, a major food importer, is to become self sufficient in red meat by boosting production to 720,000 tonnes in the year to March, a senior official was on Monday quoted as saying ... FULL TEXT

Iran calls for foreign investment in petrochemicals

TEHRAN, April 19 (Reuters) Iran on Monday called on international companies to inject funds into its petrochemicals industry, saying new projects in the sector required billions of dollars of investments and foreign technology ... FULL TEXT

Interview: Head coact of under-21 team

Tehran, (Iran daily) - The German head coach of the national under-21 soccer team - "Omid" - has given a press conference where his assistant Ali Parvin was not present. Things don't look to good ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN

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The language is English, but the memory and its pain are Iranian.

Donné Raffat's foreword from "A World Between"
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April 19, 1999

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