Daughters of Smoke and Fire

Ava Homa paints a picture of many Kurdish women who have struggled against persecution and the misogyny embedded in religious extremism.

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Review of ‘Daughters of Smoke and Fire’

Ava Homa, a writer and activist born and raised in Iran’s Kurdistan province, has embraced the adage to “write what you know” in her stark and elucidating debut novel, Daughters of Smoke and Fire. The broad scope of her story encompasses 50 years of Kurdish history—and the ways Iran has attempted to eradicate that history.…

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