The Iranian Classic Not Seen on Bestseller Lists

Simin Daneshvar has yet to receive the same honor as Rumi and Hafez

Rashmi Patel
ZORA
Published in
7 min readAug 29, 2019

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Simin Daneshvar, at home in Tehran, 1990. Photo: Kaveh Kazemi / Hulton Archive / Getty Images

EEver since Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie drew our attention to the lack of diverse literature in her now-famous TED Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” more readers have begun to take notice of unconscious bias in their reading habits. On social media, hashtags, like…

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Rashmi Patel
ZORA
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