Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

Reading Song of a Captive Bird launched me into a world I knew nothing about, and beautifully educated me about it. One of my favorite lines is when Forugh defines art as something that connects people. It connects one human experience to another, and this is exactly what Jasmin Darznik did with her book. Through this book I understand so many things better, poetry, the literary process and what life was like as an Iranian women. Forugh redefined what it was to become a modern women, and what struck me most was that she did not set out to be revolutionary, she only set out to be herself and through the process of being herself she became revolutionary. Reading from Forugh’s perspective and seeing the injustices against her come to life and emphasizes her impact. I have learned more from this book than I have from any book this whole year. By learning I mean not just strictly dates and history, but about culture, revolution and art. I cannot believe that I had never heard of Forugh Farrokhzhad before reading this book. Knowing nothing about her made her story even more powerful as she found herself in a world where half the people hated her for being a women and half the world found her writing to be sublime, her story is about survival and revolutions. If I owned a physical copy of this book it would get space on my favorites shelf.

 

$17.70
(as of 09-12-2017 17:48:02 UTC - Details)

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