1 Answers
Log in to answer

"Funny is Farsi" lives up to its name since the book has a comic and light touch throughout. Even in potentially dangerous and serious situations, Dumas keeps them delicately balanced with her airy recounting of them. Although Firoozeh and her family were faced with ethnic bias, particularly during the Iranian revolution that sparked the tense Iranian hostage crisis, Dumas displays no bitterness or resentment in describing them. She portrays these unpleasant encounters in an honest and genuine manner and resists any opportunity to lecture and admonish.