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Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Author(s): Sahar Delijani

Location(s): Tehran

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1983 and late 2000s



Tehran, 1983. A city paralysed by fear, its people silenced. And the beating heart of the regime is Evin prison. Yet even within its walls three women dare to dream of a life beyond tyranny.

Azar gives birth to her daughter in captivity. One day the guards simply take her child from her. Parisa yearns for her tiny son, growing up a few miles away but completely out of reach. And Firoozeh, broken by cruelty, has turned her back on everything she was fighting for.

But even in the most desolate places hope can take root . . .

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An often personal exploration of what it meant to be a political prisoner after the fall of the Shah, after the revolution. And a look back from survivors and off spring.

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