Poetry in Context: Partow Nooriala

The voices of women writers have been absent from Persian literature, perhaps until recently. Is literature the only realm in which women could not nurture their creative talents? Women are absent from the history of Iran, absent from many figures of Persepolis, absent in the religious hierarchy of Islam, and invisible on the political scene. This analysis does not undertake the studying of women’s long silence, and the repression that denied them any access to power in the literary or social arena. Nonetheless, in order to understand the voices of contemporary women writers, it is…