Song of a Captive Bird was inspired by the life of Forugh Farrokhzad, a famous Iranian poet and feminist. After Farrokhzad’s father forces her into a marriage, she finds herself a prisoner in her own home. Despite objections from those around her, she begins to fight back against the traditional society she lives in and her husband by writing and publishing feminist poetry.
Moms that love historical fiction will be captivated by this fascinating woman and moved by her inspiring search for independence.
Penny on Amazon is a fan, “I just finished this book and wanted to share my thoughts. I am frankly in awe of the way Jasmin Darznik has charted the path of this iconic Iranian woman making the reader feel empathy and admiration and a desire to travel with Forugh through the many twists and turns that were her life. Her telling blends the best parts of history, fiction and romance. The way she has woven the tapestry of Farough’s life is brilliant. Even in the end I felt as though I walked beside this warrior woman as she stayed true to her beliefs. I wanted to root for her audacious behavior at the same time I admired her inherent passion for the culture from which she came. The character of Lelia and the intense bond and impact on Farough’s life was dynamic. The contrast between her first relationship with Parviz and later Darius was interesting and demonstrated her emotional growth. This is a great read!”
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