This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution -- that is, the revolution that gave rise to what is today known as the Islamic Republic of Iran.
This hour, we look back on this historic time in Iran and consider its significance in 2019.
- Nioucha Homayoonfar - Author of Taking Cover: One Girl’s Story of Growing Up During the Iranian Revolution
- Marie Ostby - Assistant Professor of English and Global Islamic Studies at Connecticut College; her forthcoming book is Genres without Borders: Reading Globally between Modern Iran and the West (@marieostby)
Al Jazeera: Iran celebrates 40th anniversary of 1979 Islamic revolution - "During the celebrations, Iranians have reflected on the events that led to the emergence of modern Iran and the state of the Islamic Republic today."
Read an excerpt from Taking Cover
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.