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Tehran, Lipstick And Loopholes

  • Author
    • Nahal Tajadod
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A wry and humorous account of Nahal Tajadod's quest to get her Iranian passport renewed. She embarks on a bizarre and circuitous journey, meeting a colourful cast of characters along the way: two photographers who specialise in Islamic portraits, a forensic surgeon who trades in human organs and a grandmother who offers a live chicken to an implacable official.

TEHRAN, LIPSTICK AND LOOPHOLES is a fascinating look at the constraints and contradictions of contemporary life in Tehran from the author's unique standpoint of being both a native of Iran and a foreigner.
  • Published: Aug 04 2011
  • Pages: 256
  • 132 x 200mm
  • ISBN: 9781844085149
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Press Reviews

  • 'A Picaresque journey through modern-day Iran … Tajadod's exasperated yet non-condemnatory tone is most refreshing’
    Gives us a new perspective on the Iranian society and its people, it mixes critical humour with compassion' Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • 'Tajadod has a good eye for the absurdities of Iranian daily life … an abundance of colourful detail brings every encounter alive’
  • ‘Nahal Tajadod tells a story that we have all experienced or could experience. She knows, demonstrates, that the people have one weapon against all oppression: laughter. Laughter that brings about mutual support and quite simply makes life possible’ Milos