Book ‘n Tea
IHCCO is pleased to invite you to the second session of “Book ‘n Tea” which is all about books in Persian. Don’t forget to bring your tea mug!
Join us on Sunday, March 13, 2022, 5-7 pm at our Community Cultural Centre (CCC) located at Unit 318 of 3025 Albion Rd N, Ottawa, ON K1V 9V9.
🔹 Book: Baamazze dar Farsi (Funny in Farsi)
🔹 Author: Firoozeh Dumas (Jazayeri)
🔹 Translation: Gholamreza Emami
🔹 Topic: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
📣 Free consultation in purchasing insurance plans, such as life, travel (including visitors), health, and mortgage protection, is also offered at this program by Ms. Zahra Mirheidary, insurance advisor and a sponsor of CCC.
“Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot.
In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?–a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?–an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi).
Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing.”
– From the book’s cover
Looking forward to seeing you!
IHCCO Public Relations