Turkish publisher buys rights to Farhad Hassanzadeh’s “Hasti”

December 31, 2017

TEHRAN – Timas Publications in Turkey has recently bought the rights to Iranian children’s writer Farhad Hassanzadeh’s book “Hasti”, Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) announced on Saturday.

“Hasti” is about a twelve-year-old girl from Abadan, who is unlike any other teenage girl in her city. While the conservative society expects girls her age to play with dolls, do needlework and dream of their wedding days, Hasti dresses like boys, rides on motorbikes and plays soccer with boys.

Timas Publications has also published Hassanzadeh’s another book “Call Me Ziba”, which is about a young girl who wants to help her father escape from a mental hospital to celebrate her birthday together.

Translated by Nezahat Basci into Turkish, the book was introduced at the Istanbul Book Fair in November.

Both books were originally published by the IIDCYA.

Photo: Front cover of the Persian version of Farhad Hassanzadeh’s “Hasti”


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