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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 I Confess : Revelations in Exile
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'In a damp, soundless basement in the slums of Iran, crouching in the dark, a young boy frantically carves a Star of David onto the rough brick wall with a rusted nail clutched tightly in his trembling hand. With a palm to his heart, he takes an oath on the sacred symbol, while above him the first horrifying cries of the Islamic Revolution shake the streets.

'Kooshyar Karimi is a father, a doctor, a writer, and translator. In 1998, he is kidnapped from the streets, blindfolded, and tortured. When he is eventually released, it is only as a spy for the Islamic Secret Service. This is the story of his survival.' (From the publisher's website.)

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The Outsider Jane Cadzow , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 2015; (p. 14-17)
Refugee Life Writing in Australia : Testimonios by Iranians Laetitia Nanquette , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Postcolonial Text , vol. 9 no. 2 2014;
This paper examines a growing trend of contemporary Australian writing, life narrations by refugees, along the genre of testimonio. It uses the example of Iranian writings, as Iranians compose the majority of asylum-seekers in Australia today. It questions the voice refugee writers are given by the Australian writers who help them to write or publish their life stories and ask how their writings redefine the genre of testimonio, used to tell the history of contemporary traumatic migrations to Australia. [Author's abstract]
Outsider Struggles to Survive under a Brutish Regime Alan Gold , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 February 2013; (p. 22-23)

— Review of I Confess : Revelations in Exile Kooshyar Karimi , 2012 single work autobiography
Pick of the Week Fiona Capp , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 September 2012; (p. 28) The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 September 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of I Confess : Revelations in Exile Kooshyar Karimi , 2012 single work autobiography
Pick of the Week Fiona Capp , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 September 2012; (p. 28) The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 September 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of I Confess : Revelations in Exile Kooshyar Karimi , 2012 single work autobiography
Outsider Struggles to Survive under a Brutish Regime Alan Gold , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 February 2013; (p. 22-23)

— Review of I Confess : Revelations in Exile Kooshyar Karimi , 2012 single work autobiography
The Outsider Jane Cadzow , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 2015; (p. 14-17)
Refugee Life Writing in Australia : Testimonios by Iranians Laetitia Nanquette , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Postcolonial Text , vol. 9 no. 2 2014;
This paper examines a growing trend of contemporary Australian writing, life narrations by refugees, along the genre of testimonio. It uses the example of Iranian writings, as Iranians compose the majority of asylum-seekers in Australia today. It questions the voice refugee writers are given by the Australian writers who help them to write or publish their life stories and ask how their writings redefine the genre of testimonio, used to tell the history of contemporary traumatic migrations to Australia. [Author's abstract]
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    Iran,
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    Middle East, Asia,
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    Turkey,
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    Middle East, Asia,
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    Australia,
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  • ca. 1990-2010
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