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Once Were Warriors

Alcoholism and domestic violence torment a family struggling to survive in an urban area south of Auckland.

Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and What Women are Worth

This feminist classic by Diva Marilyn Waring points out the shortcomings of ignoring women’s unpaid work in economic tallies. Originally titled If Women Counted, Waring later produced a documentary on the same topic, Counting for Nothing. The second edition of the book contains a preface by Gloria Steinem.

Rage Against the Veil

Another rec from Inga la Gringa… a telling of the tragic life of Dr. Homa Darabi by her sister, Parvin Darabi.

Stoning of Soraya M

Our columnist Inga la Gringa recommends this journalistic account of the life and death of an Iranian woman, Soraya, who was killed by stoning as persecution for her alleged marital infidelity. The Islamic regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini is depicted as a breeding ground for fundamentalist vigilantism reminiscent of the witch hysteria of early Salem, Massachusetts. 

Daughter of Persia

Our advice columnist Inga la Gringa recommends this autobiography for travelers “perplexed about persia.” A fascinating personal account of the Islamist Revolution in Iran, Farman Farmaian’s studies at UCLA, return to Iran to found the Tehran School of Social Work, and eventual exile.

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