Vivre et mentir à Téhéran

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  • Title: Vivre et mentir à Téhéran
  • Author: Ramita Navai Cécile Dutheil de la Rochère
  • ISBN: 9782234078611
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Quiconque veut vivre T h ran est oblig de mentir La morale n entre pas en ligne de compte mentir T h ran est une question de survie Ramita Navai explore les secrets de la ville travers la double vie de ses habitants Sur l avenue Vali Asr, on rencontre Dariush, un terroriste repenti Farideh, une femme divorc e Bijan, un trafiquant d armes Leyla, une ac Quiconque veut vivre T h ran est oblig de mentir La morale n entre pas en ligne de compte mentir T h ran est une question de survie Ramita Navai explore les secrets de la ville travers la double vie de ses habitants Sur l avenue Vali Asr, on rencontre Dariush, un terroriste repenti Farideh, une femme divorc e Bijan, un trafiquant d armes Leyla, une actrice porno ou encore Somayeh, une jeune fille amoureuse d un play boy Des individus ordinaires, forc s de mener des existences extraordinaires sous un des r gimes les plus r pressifs au monde Ramita Navai compose le portrait intime et saisissant d un Iran tiraill entre tradition et modernit Auteur et journaliste irano britannique, Ramita Navai est r put e pour ses reportages en terrains hostiles Elle a t rapporteur pour les Nations unies en Iran, au Pakistan et en Irak, et correspondante pour le Times T h ran de 2003 2006 Vivre et mentir T h ran a t r compens par le Royal Society of Literature s Jerwood Prize Ramita Navai vit aujourd hui Londres

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    1. In underground Tehran, the lgbt girls call themselves Lezbollah :-)Carrying out the death penaltyThe death penalty has been pronounced, the people have been given the Muslim equivalent of the last rites and are buried in holes in the ground. The man is buried up to his waist, the woman above her breasts. Islamic law says that if they can wriggle out then they must be allowed to walk free. The woman has no chance since her arms are buried. This says everything to me about the Islamic view of wome [...]

    2. "A European diplomat friend helped push Farideh's visa application through.A month later she was on a plane to London. The plan was to spend three months with (her sister) while she looked for a small apartment to buy,en divide her time between Tehran and London. She realized how little her rials and tomans would buy her. a minuscule, dingy one bedroom apartmentorburban hellwith crude gas boilers . And the weather cold, grey, wet drizzly day morphed into another.""After just two months, Farideh [...]

    3. "From above, Tehran has an ethereal glow. An orange mist hangs over the city, refracting sunrays: a thick, noxious haze that stubbornly clings to every corner, burning the nose and stinging the eyes. Every street is clogged with cars coughing out the black clouds that gently rise and sit, unmoving, overhead…"- Ramita Navai, City of LiesI’ve always been intrigued by Iranian history and this book was fascinating. It’s a collection of stories from various Tehranis, giving us lots of insight i [...]

    4. Tehran, Iran.Zoroastrianism was the national faith of Iran for more than a millennium before the Arab conquest. It has had an immense influence on Iranian philosophy, culture and art after the people of Iran converted to Islam.01 September 2017PrefaceLet’s get one thing straight: in order to live in Tehran you have to lie. Morals don’t come into it: lying in Tehran is about survival. This need to dissimulate is surprisingly egalitarian – there are no class boundaries and there is no religi [...]

    5. I was born and raised in Tehran and have always been looking for a book that shows a picture of Iran close to reality; something different from the one that media tries to impose. Well, one good point about this book was that the writer chose her characters from very different social classes in Iran. Although at some parts I sensed exaggeration but most of the time I didn't have a hard time believing the stories. This is what I didn't like about the book: There are negative and positive realitie [...]

    6. Out of sheer curiosity about Iran and how life is under the strict rule of the Ayatollahs, I picked this book. I cannot say I am not impressed, but this book is clearly not the kind I expected from a journalist based in Tehran. Ramita Navai starts strong and makes a good plot of bringing to light the secret lives of everyday Tehranis but her narrative lacked the depth of research and 'as-it-happened' factuality of some of the more known journalist turned authors. Most of the chapters read like g [...]

    7. Tehran, Iran: a city I had minimal knowledge of, and certainly no insider info. City of Lies consists of eight intimate written portraits of eight Tehranian souls. Navai reveals their lives, their times, and (more often than not) their crimes, at least in the eyes of Iranian authorities. It’s hard for me not to compare it toBehind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, a book which I recently read and really enjoyed. Both tell stories of real lives in cities few westerners stop to consider b [...]

    8. It's a three star rating because the writing didn't manage to elevate the subject in any way. In terms of stories, I feel like it's striving to deliver a much stronger reaction than it actually did. Granted - I might have become desensitized to information regarding religion and its oppressive qualities, but if you want to read an amazing story that can change you, you might as well go for Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book, and call it a day.

    9. I have to admit that before reading this book, my only familiarity with Iran came from reading the fantastic The Complete Persepolis graphic novel. While Persepolis gives you a great sense of a family in turmoil as the Islamic Revolution changes the Iran that they know, Ramita Navai gives a complete street level view of Iranian life after the Revolution. Navai splits the book into eight chapters on ordinary Iranians: an exile who had left when the Revolution began and came back as an anti-regime [...]

    10. 3.5 on my own Richter scale. Won as an ARC via . All accounts center around the main road through Tehran: Vali Asr. These eight stories are inspired by true aspects of Tehrani society ranging mostly from the ouster of pro-Westernized leader Mohammed Reza Shah in 1978 by martial law which created the Islamic Revolution, to the Iran-Iraq conflict until 1988 and also the struggle between a new group of people living in a city where to be accepted, you must lie. Themes include homophobia; an outbrea [...]

    11. 20th book for 2017. This book is a really well-written set of fact-based stories, exposing the darker (but very human) side of the Iranian capital. Well worth a read for anyone who wants to understand this part of the World a bit better.

    12. Even though I really, really hate the title of this book - I find it needlessly sensational - I felt compelled to read it. The past year I have worked quite extensively, and almost exclusively with Iranian refugees, all with tales stranger than the other. It is hard to wrap your head around a reality that is so bitterly divorced from your own that it seems almost like it is impossible for it to be *anyone's* reality. The stories in this book are both very familiar and very revelatory.Contrary to [...]

    13. Field anthropology in Tehran. This book can provide a good view of the contemporary Iranian society. Navai used to be a reporter for The Times in Tehran. The book is a collection of real-life stories based on the lives of an assortment of people that she met in Tehran: an opposition operative on an assassination mission, a young girl from a religious and working-class background, a young activist whose parents were executed by the regime, a crude street thug, a prostitute turned a porn actress, [...]

    14. I'm not sure how I feel about this book. On one hand, it's well written, so it's very easy to read. And any real information from a place that I don't think we get much from, is always appreciated. But on the other, aren't there any normal people in Iran? It's hard to imagine that even a regime as oppressive as Iran's is supposed to be could so damage their entire population.Plus, nowhere in the prologue does it say anything about the characters being composites. So does that answer my question? [...]

    15. I have been to Tehran thrice my whole life, never as an adult. What I remember most about it is the color brown. Maybe it was because I was a child, and wherever I went I was with family, but I saw only 'safe' places in the city. Everything was variants of the color black, brown and ash. Black manteaus and chadors, brown brick houses and mud houses, ash buildings and pavements. You could hardly see colors in the landscape beyond what nature can give. Minus shrines and mosques though, because in [...]

    16. The hazard of relying solely on news to understand a foreign land is that one tends to take the general scenario provided by the media and inadvertently apply it to the communities and people of the land. City of Lies shows one what a dangerous mistake that is.Through portraits of eight different stories, some of individuals and some as reflections of people and conversations, Ramita Navai captures Tehran across the social hierarchy and along the Vali Asr, a street that runs for nearly twenty ki [...]

    17. Interestingly written and brimful of insights, this book still left me with mixed feelings. I tried to learn more about the Iranians and learn i did in spades, but what was it that i learned? Probably the outcome of reading the book could be best illustrated by comments of my fellow travelers, who said that my inquisitive questions on terrorism, sexual and familial misfortunes, regime's abuses etc with which i pestered my hospitable and eager to please Iranian hosts, made them wince. Surely i go [...]

    18. This book is an amazing window into life in Tehran and Iranian culture. Broken into different life stories reflecting various social classes and genders.I found myself looking at Iranian travel websites, films and even the amateur porn produced in the city that is punishable by death. Ramita Navai's writing rings true and her love for the city and its people is a joy to read.

    19. Want to get a real taste of Tehran and all of it's good, bad and ugly sides? Read this book. Every Iranian immigrant must read this. Looking in from outside is a sobering experience

    20. City of Lies is a window to Tehran, through the lives of eight Tehranis, each of different social & economic standpoints. The stories include that of Dariush, a man brainwashed into joining an Islamic extremist terrorist group, of Leyla, a decent woman forced by the lack of fair job opportunities to sell her body to afford living, of Morteza, a teenager growing into adulthood questioning the Shi'a teachings and culturally forced to hide his true sexual orientation. I deeply appreciate the fa [...]

    21. I picked this book up at a Persian café that I have determined will be my new ~spot~ for ordering one tea and lingering all afternoon. They have not only wifi but also typically Iranian saffron-colored rock sugar swizzle sticks. Productivity + nostalgia for the homeland. I'm sold.What initially drew me into City of Lies is that the structure of the book mirrors the layout of the city: its center and spinal column is Vali Asr Avenue, the tree-lined thoroughfare slicing north-south through Tehran [...]

    22. I’ve been fascinated with Iran/Persia for awhile now, so when I saw this book in the new Nonfiction section, it definitely caught my attention. The author is a British-Iranian foreign affairs journalist, so she definitely knows what she is talking about. The book follows eight very different individuals who live in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. There is a Iranian-American extremist who is part of the MEK group (the Mojahedin-e-Khalq, the Warriors of the People) who has come to the city for [...]

    23. The book comprises of a handful of short stories told by a journalist with Iranian origin. At first, I had to grew accustomed to the style of the narration, which reflects Middle Eastern traits (and which I originally loathed), but I shortly got used to it and even loved it in the end. The stories are colorful, based on lives of real people, and perfectly reflecting the fact that the shitty regime makes a life the living hell for pretty much everyone in there, muslims and non-muslims alike. And [...]

    24. I wanted to like this book more. It is, after all, about the country of my parents' birth and about "my" people. I thought the writing was poor, and I feel like the author tried to make the crude parts - those that had to do with prostitution and sex - overly shocking in order to surprise the reader and create a more dramatic, stark contrast between the laws of Iran and the way the people actually live. I think the people highlighted in this book and their stories speak very clearly for themselv [...]

    25. This book seems to be the kind that would stir up a number of controversies, and I was quite hesitant to give it a go until a friend of mine recommended it to me. What I like about this book is the way it was structured and organized, I like how each character had a different background, and each character was from a different social class and experienced life in Iran in his/her own unique twisted way, which gave Ramita that diversity to her book. I also like the fact that this is all stories of [...]

    26. I LOVED this book. My husband got an advance review copy before conducting an interview with the author and I swiped it off his desk before he could read it, I was so excited about it!What surprised me was I expected a tell-all sort of gossipy book. What I found was a love story! A love letter to her native country and to Tehran. Since Iran gets such a bad rap in American press, I really appreciated this fresh perspective on a city and country I know nothing about except through media and litera [...]

    27. Pretty great selection of stories that Navai has culled and pieced together from her journalistic work that shows the intricacies of the social and political climate in Tehran. It doesn't take an understanding of Iranian 20th century politics to grasp what's going on since Navai does such a good job contextualizing everything without making it boring (it's also super readable for nonfiction-ish). Iran social life is complex and for better or worse totally dominated by Islam (in some weird ways) [...]

    28. One can often succumb to propaganda that is publicized in the American newspapers. Navai exploits our naivety by giving us a hard core look at Tehran's society in the current day and age versus years past under the Islamic Revolution. Through 8 vignettes, we learn about homosexuality, plastic surgery, drug usage,prostitution,morality police,and the hypocrisy of the clerics and other individuals. Woven throughout this exploration of the social hierarchy of the city, is a sense of many individuals [...]

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