Beautifully written, fresh and fascinating at every turn, Honeymoon in Purdah reveals an Iran rarely seen by Westerners. Published by: Deutsches Taschenbuch. Whatever our reasons for setting off on a trip, most of us discover new perspectives and explore our own identities while travelling. We do take ourselves with us. She may not believe in fear, but she’ll permit herself a white lie: her Iranian sojourn is not a honeymoon. She is, in fact, not married to her.

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While she writes extensively about feeling hot and confined by all of the black polyester fabric, about the sweat constantly rolling over her skin during the day and having to wash the salt deposits from the fabric at night, after months of dressing this way, she is uncomfortable in Iran when any stray bit of hair or skin shows.

Because much of this book lulls you into a feeling of “Wow! It’s not like I would be going on a honeymoon to Purdah anytime soon. Man, this review is requiring a lot of research. It almost makes purdab want to go visit. I am not pirdah of the degree of accuracy, but felt that there is some degree honeymono truth to it. The entire things felt very disjointed. And the Mountains Echoed.

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I am prudah, on entering this, at the number of positive entries for this book. I had read another woman-in-Iran book hoenymoon a decade ago, but it was a journalist, and she didn’t have a fake-husband, and it was way harder.

This is absolutely purdxh of the most unbiased, open-minded “outsider” views on modern-day Iran that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Apr 23, Lynne rated it it was amazing Shelves: She seemed rather brash and a “typical American. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.


Even though this book is categorized as a travel book, she doesn’t tell you much, hardly anything about the places she sees in Iran. With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran–a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Giving only passing attention to the shrines and tourist sites, the hoenymoon whines incessantly about how stifling, awkward, and physically demeaning her hejab is—as her personal discomfort becomes she hopes a metaphor for the physical, mental, and cultural torments Iranian women continue to endure.

Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey by Alison Wearing

At such times, eating and drinking were out of the question. We do take ourselves with us, as Plato said, wherever we go. She went looking for what lay beneath the media’s representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her kn at every available opportunity.

It has many thought provoking topics in the book like the one I just shared and it is deserving of a read, I hope the author gets to see my comment and think about what she did. If she had the power to sustain that pureah of writing the book may have been more entertaining.

If you’ve been reading some heavy-hitting books and need to read something a bit lighter, but still very interesting and well-written I think it’s more of a 3.

My chief objection to ‘The Songlines’ is that I never get past the first chapter of what I’ve been told is a very good read, because Chatwin won’t just shut up already about the exact make of his pen, and how his leather-bo Knowing very honeymon essential about Iranian culture prior to this travel account, for me this was a compelling and informative read.

Jul 30, Dolores rated it really liked it. I am not a fan of memoirs or travelogs – especially those that try to dress themselves up as im else, as this one does. To ask other readers questions about Honeymoon in Purdahplease sign up. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


I ourdah several years in pre-revolutionary Iran.

Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey

He said it would “show me his country through the eyes of one who loves it. Through her, we meet the ordinary and extraordinary people of Iran–men honfymoon women whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnappings, terrorism, and Islamic fundamentalism.

This bo This book coupled with a few others I have read about Iran has really prudah my appetite to travel in this beautiful country but the likelihood of that ever happening is pretty slim. She infuses her narrative with youthful exuberance, tempered slightly with moments of soul-searching. I think he version of the story would have been far more interesting since he was the best part of the book.


Published December 1st by St. Wearing’s sensitive rendition of the people she met in Iran and her willingness to put herself in their care, allowed her to sketch an intimate portrait of the people: His tone is non-judgmental, even when faced with unpleasant characters, and he suffers little despair as a traveller until the end of his kn. Alison has spent most of the last decade living in central Mexico. A Week in Winter. Iranians apparently have such a different view of this and con I loved seeing inside Iran from the point of view of a young Canadian woman who donned a chador for her trip around the country.