AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, SPEAKER, ANALYST, COLUMNIST, TRANSLATOR, CPA
Jacqueline Saper was born and raised in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. Named after Jacqueline Kennedy, she has been a bridge between the East and the West since birth. At eighteen, she witnessed the 1979 Iranian Revolution's civil unrest and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times. Saper recounts her privileged childhood in prerevolutionary Iran and how she gradually became aware of the paradoxes in her life and community. Then, almost overnight, she went from a life of wearing miniskirts to high school parties to listening to fanatic diatribes, being forced to wear the hijab, and hiding in her basement as Iraqi bombs fell over her city. She eventually fled to the United States in 1987.
FROM MINISKIRT TO HIJAB: A GIRL IN REVOLUTIONARY IRAN
WINNER: THE CHICAGO WRITES ASSOCIATION 2020 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
FINALIST: THE 2020 CLARA JOHNSON AWARD
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