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In the Shadow of the Shahs Finding Unexpected Grace Farifteh V. Robb

  • Price: £9.99
  • Forthcoming
18th September 2020
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256 pages:

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive a Revolution, be a religious convert, adopt a different nationality, start afresh in a new discipline, and fall deeply in love in spite of the obstacles?

This engaging book is the story of a woman's journey between two cultures - her Persian Muslim heritage and her Christian life in Scotland. It describes the challenges she has faced in Iran and Europe, as well as her determination to remain loyal to both worlds.

Written with passion, candid reflection, and a gentle wit, this book is sure to appeal to all who live in a multi-cultural society.

Farifteh Robb (nee Hafezi) BA, MSc, PhD, began her career as an academic in Iran before re-training as a nurse and midwife in the UK. Born in Switzerland and raised as a Muslim in a Persian family, she has lived in Europe and the Middle East. She was baptized in Tehran during the final years of the Shah's reign and survived both the Islamic Revolution and its aftermath. Her subsequent move to Britain and marriage to a Scottish doctor have enabled her to embrace a new life greatly enhanced by her intimate connection with two cultures, two religions, and two very different professions.

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