Two Iranian women are caught up in revolutions thirty years apart, but it is a third person-the one who connects them-that carries the scars of loss that time has not healed. Omid's Shadow tells the story of an Iranian-American woman, the daughter of one revolutionary and the mother of another.
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Laced with the literary wisdom of Iran's great poets, the novel draws on and illuminates a Middle Eastern culture that continues to fascinate readers. Omid's Shadow, although fiction, draws on many actual events that occurred on Tehran's streets after the election in June of 2009. Like the great tragedies of literature-from Romeo and Juliet to A Doll's House to Ragtime to The Kite Runner-Omid's Shadow takes us from the public politics of the street fight to the private power of the human heart
Hichkass Hamekass (which means No one Everyone) is the pseudonym of every Iranian woman who ever chose to say 'No!' to humiliation, 'No!' to injustice. It is the name of every courageous soul that has raised her voice against oppression. Their fight for civil, institutional, and human rights continues on, as it has for decades, despite the blood being shed on the streets and in the prisons.
Hichkass Hamekass is the pen name for our mothers, our daughters, and our friends who will not give up the fight for freedom.
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