Farideh Goldin, 39th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Farideh Goldin


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Born in Iran, Farideh Goldin immigrated to the United States in 1975 in search of her imagined America. When political unrest in Iran intensified in 1979, her family was forced to flee Iran on the last flights to Tel Aviv. Her recent memoir, Leaving Iran: Between Migration and Exile, knits together her father’s story of dislocation and loss with her experience as an Iranian Jew in America. Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman is based on her struggle in balancing her opposing worlds in Iran. In essays and scholarly articles, Goldin explores issues of identity in her own life and the lives of Iranian women writers.


Monday, September, 26, 1:30 p.m

Michael Pearson introduces Dean of the Honors College David Metzger, who introduced Farideh Goldin. Joyce Hoffmann spoke second.

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