Speak The Wind by Hoda Afshar. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format paperback in new condition. Signed by Hoda Afshar to a dedicated slip glued into the inside back cover. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
About Speak The Wind
‘This new book takes the reader on a breathtaking journey to the islands of the Strait of Hormuz … Afshar takes profound care and a multi-layered approach.’ – Elephant
On the islands in the Strait of Hormuz, off the southern coast of Iran, there is a common belief that the winds can possess a person, bringing illness and disease. The existence of similar convictions in some African countries suggests that the cult may have been brought to Iran from southeast Africa through the Arab slave trade. This history is rarely spoken about but these winds and the traces they have left on the islands and their inhabitants are the touchstone for Hoda Afshar’s Speak The Wind. Through her subtle and perceptive images of the extraordinary landscapes, the people and their rituals, Afshar’s beautiful and complex book attempts to picture the wind and its psychic entanglements, to form a visible record of the invisible.
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