The Wind in My Hair

The Wind in My Hair

My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

Book - 2018
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"A photo on Masih Alinejad's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, face bare, hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the self-portrait that launched "My Stealthy Freedom," a social media campaign that went viral. But Alinejad is so much more that the arresting face that sparked a campaign urging women to find their voices. She grew up in a traditional village where, unlike her brother, she could not run, swim, or ride a bike. Fighting against the misogynist culture and restrictions of her beloved country, she became a world-class journalist whose personal story, told in her bold and spirited voice, is emotional and inspiring. A testament to a spirit that remains unbroken, and an enlightening, intimate invitation into a world we don't know nearly enough about, The Wind in My Hiar is the unforgettable true story of a woman who overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she believes in, and to encourage others to do the same."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316548915
Call Number: 955.06 ALINEJAD
Characteristics: 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color portraits ; 24 cm
Subjects: Muslim women -- Iran -- Social conditions.
Women in Islam -- Iran.
Women -- Iran -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Women journalists -- Iran -- Biography.


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