Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America Topics for Discussion

Firoozeh Dumas
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Why did Kazem love America? How did Kazem feel about Iran? What obstacles did he encounter in America? What benefits did he derive?

How did Americans treat Iranians when Kazem first came to America? How was the treatment of Iranians by Americans different after the Iranian Revolution? What incident caused many Americans to resent the presence of Iranians in the US?

What employment difficulties did Kazem encounter after the Iranian revolution? What experience did he have with a Saudi oil company? What experience did he have with a Nigerian oil company? What event took the pressure off Iranians who lived in America? When and where did he finally secure employment?

What challenge did the language barrier cause for Firoozeh and her family? How did her mother adjust to English? Who did Nazireh use for her interpreter? Why did many people think that Firoozeh was...

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