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Funny in farsi: a memoir of growing up iranian in america dumas, firoozeh 208 page s 2006 dumas, firoozeh 208 page s 2006 english this resource may be free from your local library or purchased from the publisher. In the best-selling memoir funny in farsi, firoozeh dumas recounted her adventures growing up iranian american in southern california now she again mines her rich persian heritage in laughing without an accent , sharing stories both tender and humorous on being a citizen of the world, on her well-meaning family, and on amusing cultural. Funny in farsi written by firoozeh dumas those on the genre of memoir the book is appropriate for all reading levels, and its humor why are immigrants.
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In the memoir, funny in farsi, by firoozeh dumas, and the studies of djuro j vrga on differential associational involvement of successive ethnic immigrations: an indicator of ethno-religious factionalism and alienation of immigrants, the depths of social alienation and its influence on immigrants are reviewed. Funny in farsi is a memoir about the author, firoozeh dumas, moving from iran to america when she was seven-years-old the memoir is a collection of light and enjoyable tales of her and her family's experience living in a foreign land with barely the ability to speak the language properly. In excerpts from memoirs, discover how two writers experience life in america as immigrants and learn life lessons in their new homes in funny in farsi , firoozeh dumas recounts a series of anecdotes about her experiences as an iranian immigrant in america and her later years adapting to life in her new country. Expository reading and writing the first year experience novel for fall 2008 california state university, bakersfield funny in farsi by firoozeh dumas.
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