Mahshid Amirshahi (3531 words)

Amirhossein Vafa (Shiraz University, Iran)
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Born in 1937 (=1316 in Iranian calendar), Mahshid Amirshahi is an Iranian novelist, short-story writer, and political activist who currently lives in exile in France. In Iran, Amirshahi is known for her collections of short stories prior to exile, and also for the controversial essay she published on the eve of the Islamic Revolution (1979) in support of Shapur Bakhtiar, Iran’s last Premier of the Pahlavi era (1925–1979). In the diaspora, she is rather known for her activism in the aftermath of the revolution, and for the six novels she published afterwards: Dar Hazar [At Home] (1987), Dar Safar [Away] (1995), and the tetralogy Madaran va Dokhtaran [Mothers and Daughters] (1998–2010).

Citation: Vafa, Amirhossein. "Mahshid Amirshahi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 February 2018 [, accessed 18 January 2020.]

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