She Is Not Me

By Golnaz Hashemzadeh

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1980s Sweden. An Iranian family has reached safety after years in hiding. But when the parents’ visions of a new life in the northern land of freedom disintegrate in the face of harsh reality, it is their daughter who must carry the family’s dreams on her narrow shoulders. She reaches the top, fighting racism and prejudice along the way. But behind this perfect façade, she slowly loses control over both her health and happiness. Is this really what her family’s…
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Language

Swedish

Format

Paperback

Genre

Literary novel

ISBN

9789462380318

Translator(s)

Katarina Tucker

Pages

384

Original Title

Hon är inte jag

Year of publication

2015

Reviews

Stunning debut novel

About the author

Golnaz Hashemzadeh

As a young child, Golnaz Hashemzadeh (Iran) fled with her parents to Sweden. She graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics, where she was the eighth woman in the school’s history, and the first with a foreign background, to be elected President of the Student Association. She was named one of 50 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders in 2005 before founding the non-profit organization Inkludera Invest. She Is Not Me, her debut novel, was published in Sweden in 2012 to great critical acclaim. She lives in Stockholm. Photo: © Carl von Arbin