It is beautifully written, poetic and very honest.
Like most Americans (yes, I am humble enough to admit), I approached the book without knowing much about this country or her people.
Ms. Hakakian's prose brings to life the sounds, smells and feel of life in revolutionary Iran, through the eyes of a young girl.
Engrossing account of a Jewish girl growing up during the Khoumeni revolution in Iran.Published 16 days ago by N. Galluch
A beautiful testament to what it means to be Iranian-- not just in appearance or citizenship, but in the soul. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Natasha
The beginning of the story leads skillfully from the author's memories of an untroubled childhood that gradually faded and became a troubled time during her teenaged years when the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bobbi
The author revealed a great deal of her feelings that we as Westerners were not aware of how it is to grow up in and leave the land you were born in within the Middle East. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Larry S. Frankel
Roya Hakakian is a tremendous writer and in the "Journey from the Land of No", Roya beautifully brings forth her personal experience growing up in Iran during the horrendous events... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sassan31
Roya Hakakian is a wonderful writer and a great speaker too. Her story of growing up Jewish in 1970's Iran is poignant and fascinating. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by mesquite
Here is a positively stunning account of what it is to be a foreigner in your own land, treated as an "unclean" pariah in the only place ever called home, with few and decreasing... Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Alyssa A. Lappen
The author spoke at our convocation today. She is an excellent speaker: very engaging and entertaining. Would highly recommend.Published on August 28, 2009 by Michelle L. Oleson