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Trouw-correspondent Caroline Omidi is neerlandica and has been living in Iran with great pleasure since 1999. For newspaper De Volkskrant she wrote a series of columns on Iran and in 2003 her novel The fires of Persia came out. Location Tehran, the tenth in the series correspondent, offers a unique perspective on contemporary Iran. As a Persian-speaking western woman Omidi moves easily among the different strata of the population. The book covers a broad spectrum of topics: the mullahs, satellite dishes and the temporary marriage, to uranium enrichment and return of the twelfth Imam. It offers a special insight into how the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Shi'ite Islam and the West (still) have a major voice in modern Iran.
Omidi writes about her work as a journalist (on the earthquake in Bam for example), the negative Western perceptions and fixation on certain topics, but also on the Iranian double standard, the cessation of appearances and national pride.
The book was presented on June 11, 2009 in bookstore Pied a Terre in Amsterdam, from 16:30 to 18:00. This was one day before the presidential election in Iran.
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