Una vecchia casa con il portone azzurro, stretta tra i palazzi della moderna Teheran. E al centro del cortile, un magnifico albero di jacaranda. È qui, sotto un tripudio di fiori dalle mille sfumature di rosa e di viola, che si intrecciano le storie di Maman Zinat, Leila, Forugh, Dante, Sara e tanti altri. Membri della stessa famiglia perseguitata da un regime brutale. Voci di un paese esaltato dalla Rivoluzione e subito inghiottito dall'abisso della tirannia. La giovane Azar, arrestata per motivi politici, partorisce al cospetto della sua carceriera una bimba bellissima: Neda. Capace, con la sua sola presenza, di ridare speranza anche a chi credeva di averla persa per sempre. Maman Zinat aspetta che le sue figlie vengano rilasciate dal carcere e intanto cresce i tre nipotini, tessendo con silenziosa tenacia i sogni e le paure di tre generazioni. E per due amanti - Leila e Ahmad - separati dalla Storia, altri due trovano il modo di tendersi finalmente la mano. Nata nella prigione di Evin, a Teheran, Sahar Delijani mescola realtà e finzione in questo potente e ispirato primo romanzo. Che prende spunto dalle vicissitudini della sua famiglia per disegnare il ritratto di un popolo affamato di libertà.
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The idea for this book is powerful. The story is about the children of those who were jailed in Iran during the revolution of the 1980's. The author herself was born in a prison in Teheran. Her uncle was executed after a long prison stay. I think that perhaps the author is too close to the events to Leggi tutto
I wanted to read this novel from almost the moment I knew of its existence. The author was born in Tehran’s Evin Prison in 1983, where her mother was a political prisoner. The work explores the life of Iranian political prisoners in the 1980s, the mass killing of leftist prisoners in 1988, the ongoi Leggi tutto
Children of the Jacaranda Tree is a novel, a work of fiction, but it is based on the experiences of its author, Sahar Delijani, and her parents, who were imprisoned in Evin, a prison in Tehran, Iran, in the 80s. Thankfully, all survived the experience. Ms. Delijani was born in Evin in 1983, and, fro Leggi tutto
The novel is set in a period when the triumph of the Iranian revolution of 1979 took away freedom rather than broaden it and liberals had to continue protesting, this time against the authoritative conservatism of the Islamic regime. To suppress this rebellion, clerics and militia were roped in from Leggi tutto
On the eve of the 2013 presidential election in Iran, Shahar Delijani invites us to look at what past elections have meant for three generations rooted in post-revolutionary Tehran from 1983 to present day. This is a novel that reads like a memoir, tracing the experiences and thoughts of Iran’s dise Leggi tutto
"Children of the Jacaranda Tree" by Sahar Deljani is a beautifully told selection of interwoven stories about people in Iran between 1983 and 2011. The first story tells the experience of a pregnant woman who has been arrested and gives birth in prison. She and her fellow inmates become temporarily e Leggi tutto
3.5 Wavered between 3 and four, so I settled on this rating. This book starts out in 1983 in Tehran's Evin Prison, where a women is about to give birth in horrendous circumstances. This is a touching story about a group of young people who believed things in their country needed to get better and su Leggi tutto
The story With the success of the movie Argo, a new generation is coming to learn about revolutionary Iran as a scary and dark place, but with little context for what was happening to the Iranians themselves. Children of the Jacaranda Tree offers some perspective. Opening with a woman giving birth wh Leggi tutto
probably 4.5-stars, really. okay, so this was an amazing read for me...up until the last chapter. while the final pages were beautiful, they were a bit more disjointed in their flow. so rather than seamlessly coming together, the branches of this incredible story, it was a bit of a bumpy close. as t Leggi tutto
I wanted this to be so much better than it turned out. It's still a good book - I'll stand by the three stars, but it doesn't live up to its potential, or to its virtuoso beginning. Delijani is obviously passionate about Iran, and that comes through on every page, but she often loses the thread of t Leggi tutto
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