Skip to main content

Women from the Archives: Sattareh Farman-Farmaian Discusses her Memoirs.

Social Worker Sattareh Farman Farmaian. She's the daughter of an Iranian prince of a fallen dynasty. She spent her childhood in a harem in Persia in the 20s and 30s. She in her 70's, and has spent a life time challenging Iran's conventions. She became the first Persian to study at the University of Southern California where she earned an advanced degree in social work. Returning to Iran she founded the Tehran School of Social Work. After the collapse of the Shah's regime she was arrested as a counter revolutionary and faced possible execution. Her autobiography is Daughter of Persia, (Crown Publishers). (REBROADCAST from 3/10/92)

10:54

Other segments from the episode on September 8, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 8, 1995: Interview with Sattareh Farman-Farmaian; Interview with Bapsi Sidhwa; Interview with Mary Pipher; Review of the film "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything…

Transcript

Transcript currently not available.

Transcripts are created on a rush deadline, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of Fresh Air interviews and reviews are the audio recordings of each segment.

You May Also like

Did you know you can create a shareable playlist?

Advertisement

Recently on Fresh Air Available to Play on NPR

09:33

Remembering Pete Hamill, A Journalist With A Whitman-esque Embrace Of NYC

Book critic Maureen Corrigan remembers the veteran NYC newsman, who died Aug. 5, as "a tenement kid and high school drop out who never lost connection to where he came from."

There are more than 22,000 Fresh Air segments.

Let us help you find exactly what you want to hear.

Playing

Just play me something
Your Queue

Would you like to make a playlist based on your queue?

Generate & Share View/Edit Your Queue