Our Literary Circle discusses a different book each month. You can drop by regularly or you can join us for only one evening. Mark Olival-Bartley leads the discussion.

"Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America" by Firoozeh Dumas

Literary Circle / The session will be held online / Contact bibliothek@amerikahaus.de to get more information

Please note: The session will be held online. Register at bibliothek@amerikahaus.de


Funny in Farsi chronicles the adventures of the Dumas family, who, in 1972, leave Iran for California. Episodically, we witness the family reckon with the quirks of their adopted home in learning the language, in partaking of traditions, and, not least, in plumbing the curiosities of the culture—while watching Bob Hope, for example, Firoozeh’s parents guffaw uproariously, though they don’t get the jokes even in Farsi. This is a celebration of familial love amid the immigration experience that is beautifully told and quintessentially American.


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Organizers: Amerikahaus Verein, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations



(Photo: Funny in Farsi © M. Olival-Bartley)


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