Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Memoir Review & Giveaway! Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror by Afarin Majidi


Title: Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror
Author: Afarin Majidi
Genre: Memoir
TW: Physical and Emotional Abuse, Sexual Assault, Drug Use
Publication Date: December 6, 2017

Earning an MFA in writing at the New School, working at Rolling Stone magazine, and being courted by an editor at a prestigious publishing house—Afarin Majidi should be thrilled with the direction her life is taking as she turns thirty. Instead, she is spiraling into the depths of madness as she seeks love and acceptance in an Islamophobic society.

After colleagues at the magazine drug and rape her, she’s left with an unfinished novel. She turns to a former professor, James Lasdun, with whom she develops a toxic obsession. Majidi is the woman he calls “Nasreen” in his memoir, Give Me Everything You Have



*A Thank you to the Author for allowing me to read this. This is my unbiased and honest review*


Hello Fellow Readers,

Three words come to mind while reading Majidi's Memoir; Raw, Manic, and Honest. When I read a memoir, sometimes the authors try to present themselves in the way they want to be perceived rather than how they are. This book does not do that. Majidi allows the readers fully into her life, and you read everything. The good, the bad, and the manic. The book is very well written and Majidi does go into a lot of details about her life and experiences in the book. I will say that though I enjoyed the book some of her language in it does make me a little uncomfortable.

Overall, a very emotionally raw memoir. 


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