Leaders commendation for memoirs of Kurdish lady published

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan


The 7th commemoration ceremony of the Literature of Jihad and Resistance with the topic of reviewing the role of women during the Scared Defense era along with the release of the commendation of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on the book "Farangis" was held in the Islamic Revolution Cultural-Research Institute on 30th September 2018, according to the website of Iranian Oral History quoted from the Office of Preservation and Dissemination of Works of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

In this program attended by a number of people of culture, literature and the art of Sacred Defense, the writer and narrator of the book "Farangis" – which includes the memoirs of Farangis Heidar Pour, the Kurdish rural lady from resistance against the attacks of the aggressive Ba'athi regime – was honored.

The text of the leader's note on this book is as follows:

"In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful

A significant and untold portion of the war stories can be observed in the memoires of this brave and devoted lady. Brave lady Farangis has conversed with us with her strong spirit, the honest and kindly language of a villager, and the genuinely pleasant feelings of a woman. She has also shown us an unknown and important area of the imposed war geography in detail. we never knew so clearly and comprehensively that has come in this narration honestly about the borderline villages during the war and their plagues and displacement, starvation and material damage and the devastation and death of their loved ones, as well as the sacrifice of their youth who were among the first ones rushed to confront the enemy. The story of the enemy's killing and captivity by this brave lady which is itself an independent and exceptional story the likes of which had only happened in Susangerd at that time. Lady Faranagis should be honored and we should thank a lot the book's author – Mrs. Fattahi – for her fluent writing and the art of interviewing and memory-writing. / 10th of February 2018."

The book "Farangis: Memories of Farangis Heidar Pour" has been produced in the Office of Resistance Literature and Art of the Art Center as the 642nd book and 210th book of the memories of the imposed war of the Saddam's army against Islamic Republic of Iran. It has been published by Sooreh Mehr Publications and so far republished for the fifth time. Also, the Children and Adolescent Department of the Office of Resistance Literature and Art with the cooperation of Tehran Art Center published the book "Avehzin Children: Memoirs of Farangis Heidar Pour" on the basis of this work and under the supervision of Ahmad Dehghan in 2016.      

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