Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholes

By: Nahal Tajadod Genre: Non fiction- travel

Location: NF 920 TAJ

Tehran, Lipstick and loopholes is a wry and humorous account of Nahal Tajad's quest to get her Iranian passport renewed. She embarks on a bizarre journey, meeting a colourful cast of characters along the way: two photographers who specialise in Islamic portraits, a forensic surgeon who specialises in human organs and a grandmother who offers a live chicken to an implacable official.
"She knows that the people have no weapon against all oppression: laughter. Laughter that brings about mutual support and quite simply makes life possible.

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