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The Ministry of Guidance

- Golnoosh Nour

( Paperback )

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Set mostly in Iran, but making forays to London, Germany, and the transit area of a Ukrainian airport, the stories highlight the lives of young LGBTQI Iranians who are questioning their sexuality.

The stories are brilliantly deft in summoning up the dilemmas of their protagonists, be they characters who are kicking against the confines of the society into which they are born, or characters wanting to embrace those confines.

Nour is a brave and acute observer of how the human spirit fights free of social repression in all its guises.

Golnoosh Nour’s unflinching writing explores sex and religion, love and cruelty, and rebellion and identity, with energy, precision and poise - Nell Stevens