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Arts: Remembrances and Narrations: Iran: The Diaspora
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The estimates of the Iranian diaspora vary from one to four million, with the great majority leaving Iran after the Revolution of 1979. This recent diaspora is significant, among other aspects, for the prominence of professional women in a variety of arenas such as politics, art, journalism, literature, film, and science. To name a few, Farah Karimi was a member of the Dutch parliament from 1998 to 2006; Shirin Neshat is an internationally well-known artist based in New York; and the Swedish Iranian Nahid Persson has directed the much circulated film Prostitution Behind the Veil (2005). …

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Ghorashi, Halleh, “Arts: Remembrances and Narrations: Iran: The Diaspora”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0295a>
First published online: 2009

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