Dr. Motaref

nooshie-motaref-ph-dNooshie Motaref grew up in Persia.  She studied in four countries — Iran, Germany, Switzerland and United States.  She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in American literature and folklore from Florida State University.  Her dissertation is a proof of Carl Jung’s theory, the “Collective Unconscious,” through Persian fairy tales and folktales.

She taught university courses on humanities, literature and critical thinking.  In addition, she is certified by the Conflict Resolution Program Act to promote peacemaking efforts worldwide.

In March of 2014, she presented one of her articles, “Women and Islam,” at a conference, Women and Education at Oxford University, Oxford, England.

She frequently gives speeches on several subjects related to her birthplace including its culture, traditions and religion. Her purpose is to familiarize Western audiences with the Iranian background and ethnicity of this society.

Some Topics of her lectures:

Islam and Sufism in Iran”

“Women and Islam”

“Middle Eastern Philosophy,”

Iran: A Persian Tapestries

Let this novel take you to the land of roses and nightingales.  Characters caught between worlds – living and dying – The old and the new forced to transcend one set of cultural precepts – Reading this novel is like mounting a ladder on the garden wall – Ever climbing, ever getting a greater and wider view.

Tapestries of the Heart

This novel portrays four generations of Persian women over a span of one hundred years. It depicts the effects of religion and politics–ever changing in Iranian society.

Throughout the generations, these women lived, loved, and fought for what they believed in. Though it was a struggle, they battled and endured when the odds were almost completely against them.

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