No. 561    |    22 November 2022


Book review

The Wound of Cold Rocks

Memoirs of Gholam Hassan Nejat Bakhsh of Kurdestan and west of the country

In the introduction of his book, the author of "The Wound of Cold Rocks" quotes the above sentence from Fidel Castro – the leader of Cuban independence. Because in his opinion, the expression of such a sentence by someone who is a seasoned guerrilla in every sense and gained the independence of his nation through this method of war, shows the prominence of the work of our combatants in the western regions and Kurdestan.

The 7th virtual meeting of Iranian oral history

Principles, Frameworks, and Standards of Conducting Oral History – 6

The 7th oral history meeting was held at the Clubhouse and Tarikhgar Rome on Saturday, December 23, 2021, under the management and hosting of Dr. Mehdi Farahani Monfared and performed by Mrs. Mosffa. In this meeting, Dr. Abolfazl Hassanabadi, Morteza Rasulipour, Dr. Habibullah Esmaili, and Dr. Mehdi Abolhasani Targhee spoke about the issue of oral history standards in theory and practice.

Memories of Khavar Taghizadeh

Humanization factory

I was fifteen years old when I became the wife of my cousin Mohammad. He was a municipal worker. We lived a simple and peaceful life and tried to raise our children as believers and educated. We had five or six children and a daughter-in-law when the war broke out. We stayed under enemy fire and did not leave the city. We were afraid, but we got to our business.

Echo of Imam Migration to Paris

One or two days after [Imam Migration to Paris], we heard from friends who had accompanied Imam and now come back that Imam and his cortege had gone from Kuwait border to the Basra and stayed in a hotel for one night after that Kuwait government excluded Imam. Then, he went to Baghdad and inhabited in the “Darasalaam” Hotel. Imam went on pilgrimage to Kadhimiya. Ironically, there were many pilgrims in the shrine.

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Da (Mother) 22

The Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Translated from the Persian with an Introduction by Paul Sprachman

Persian Version (2008)

Sooreh Mehr Publishing House

English Version (2014)

Mazda Publishers




She was in a bad way, almost sullen. I could tell she was tired and hungry. But, more than that, the sight of all those mangled bodies, I was sure, had an emotional effect on a sixteen-year-old girl. 

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