Saturday, 27. April 2019, Tapp'd, Crying Girl Book Launch Party & Yvonne's Birthday Celebration

from 27. April 2019 - 19:00 till 21:00


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You are cordially invited to join Yvonne Brown to celebrate the release of her debut novel Crying Girl. Enjoy delicious appetizers, cake, and sips.  Festivities will be held at Tapp'd in Bethesda, MD. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required but do help us plan.  Preorders for Crying Girl are suggested, and available here.
About the book:
In Pre-Revolution Iran, Nusrat Rahimi was A-typical to what many presumed were the classical roles for women. Born into the religious elite, Nusrat was well-educated, well-traveled, and well-versed in all things that were traditionally only allowed to men.  Her progressive lifestyle led her to wed Curtis Brown, an American military contractor.  Their union seemed magical until Nusrat visited the United States to give birth to her first child, Yvonne.    
Once the baby was born, the family returned to Iran to start their life in 1977.  Then, the 1979 Revolution caused Nusrat, Curtis, and Yvonne to flee on the last plane out of Iran before Ayatollah Khomeini took over.  Upon returning to the United States, Nusrat was thrown into the role of an immigrant at the center of Curtis’ growing hatred and fits of rage.   
She turned this tragedy into triumph by becoming the first female Imam leading Zainabeyah of the Greater Washington Metropolitan area.    
Crying Girl, a tribute to a mother's sacrifice, is an "unsung voice" within the ongoing conversation about Iran, as well as providing a unique perspective on domestic violence, feminism, and racism. 
About the Author:
Yvonne was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and lived in Pre-Revolution Iran.  Her debut novel springs from an acute awareness of her Iranian roots.  Having spent a part of her childhood in Tehran, she sees creative non-fiction as a way to forge a connection with Iran and her American identity.   She holds a M. A. in Teaching from University of Maryland University College and a B.A in English from the University of Maryland College Park.
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