Gelareh Asayesh in DC
Gelareh Asayesh, author of "Saffron
Sky, A Life Between Iran and America" will be speaking at 6:30
p.m. Thursday November 18th, 1999, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS), Rome Building, Room 806, 1619 Massachussetts
Ave. NW, Washington D.C.
Asayesh will be signing books at the Iranbooks booth of the Middle East
Studies Association (MESA) conference from 12:30 -2:30 Saturday, November
20th, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Asayesh, a longtime journalist, grew up in Iran and has traveled extensively
there since 1990, most recently spending the Spring and part of the summer
there. She will read from her book and talk about the challenges of composing
a life out of disparate, contradictory elements; the immigrant's struggle
for a cohesive identity, her trials and joys as a woman living and traveling
in Iran, and how Iranians really see America.
A former staff writer for The Baltimore Sun and The Miami
Herald, Asayesh has also written for The Washington Post, The
Boston Globe, and The St. Petersburg Times.
Her critically acclaimed book, out from Beacon Press this month, challenges
common stereotypes of Iran and conveys a vivid, deeply personal portrait
of a life, a land and a people. It is available from your local book store
or online bookseller! For more information , reviews and excerpts of the
book, visit Saffronsky.com on