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Shirin Neshat

"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.

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11 Books That Will Definitely Disturb You

Alamut Book by Vladimir Bartol Alamut is a novel by Vladimir Bartol, first published in 1938 in Slovenian, dealing with the story of Hassan-i Sabbah and the Hashshashin, and named after their Alamut fortress. Wikipedia

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Shirin Neshat in her studio working on Roja from "The Book of Kings" series | Photo: David Regen

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Shirin Neshat: "She Who Tells a Story"

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Shirin Neshat, Unveiling, 1993, from the series Women of Allah. Gelatin silver print and ink, 59 3/4 × 39 3/4 in. (151.8 × 101 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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floating world: Women in Black