Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran

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Love and Pomegranates is a collection of testimonials from people who have journeyed into the heart of the ''enemy'' and found themselves identifying with the ''other.'' It is a model for citizen diplomacy and activism through travel.

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Meghan Nuttall Sayres first traveled to Iran in 2005 to attend the country's first International Children s Book Festival, and returned in 2009 as the first American to weave on Iran s World Peace Carpet, a project sponsored by UNESCO. Both her debut novel, Anahita's Woven Riddle (American Library Association Top Ten Best Books and an Indie Pick 2006/2007) and its companion novel Night Letter, are set in Iran at the turn of the 20th century. Meghan lives in Washington State.

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''“I have seen nothing so delightful and insightful about Iran since Terry O'Donnell sadly left us eleven years ago. This is a work to savor slowly, a rich assemblage of fine (Shiraz) wine and appetizers to be taken in any order and at any time.''--Ambassador John Limbert, former hostage in Iran, Distinguished Professor of International Affairs at the U.S. Naval Academy, and author of Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History

''A true feast for the senses. Love and Pomegranates perfectly captures the beauty and splendor of Iran. This is a gorgeous book.''--Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and Tablet and the Pen

''“...a significant contribution to the literature on Iran. Love and Pomegranates is written in an accessible yet authoritative style.''--Reese Erlich, Peabody award winner and author of The Iran Agenda

''Drawing on the arts, culture and education, this book accomplishes important intervention to counter the fear mongering and stereotypes of Iran that are prevalent today. Love and Pomegranates is a work of citizen cultural diplomacy.'' ----Carl Ernst, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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