Golnoosh Nour

The Ministry of Guidance

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This is a collection of linked perceptive and evocative stories highlighting the lives of young LGBTQI Iranians. It is a brilliant debut collection which is contemporary, relevant and authentic.

Set mostly in Iran, but making forays to London, Germany, and the transit area of a Ukrainian airport, 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. These are stories that argue for nuance in a world that wants to make things black and white.

Author: Golnoosh Nour

Paperback  Published 2 June 2020  204 pages

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