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Guest House for Young Widows

Azadeh Moaveni

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Azadeh Moaveni is an American-Iranian journalist and writer. As one of the few American correspondents allowed to work continuously in Iran since 1999, she has reported widely on youth culture, women’s rights and Islamic reform. Guest House for Young Widows is an intimate account of the women who made a shocking decision: to leave their comfortable lives behind and join the Islamic State. How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain?

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