The Dancer: The Improbable Journey
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 03:51 PM UT
This touching autobiography illuminates the problems faced by the Assyrian diaspora who, without a Country of their own, maintain their proud and dignified Christian heritage. One such Persian girl, subsumed into the Iranian Islamic environment around her, is granted a lifeline to a different future.
This simple story is an example of the independence of mind that characterise the estimated three million Assyrians spread around the World today.
Kermanshah 1945: a small Iranian town trying to recover from the recent World War but still the front line between Russian forces and other factions, each wishing to control the Country’s oil resources. A difficult time for the townsfolk but even tougher for the minority Assyrian family with their Christian heritage bringing new daughter Claire into the World.
A remarkable set of events saw this same girl thrust into The London of 1960: a city now bristling with post-war confidence yet still prey to the Maltese style hard men who sought to control its nightlife. It was here that Claire struggled to find her feet and, having done so, set about building a remarkable career. This is quite a read.