Azar moved to Oklahoma with her now ex-husband. After her and her ex-husband divorced, she met another man who is now her husband.
Moving back to Iran
Azar and her husband moved back to Iran and Azar started to teach literature at Tehran University.
Ayatollah Khomeine returns, and laws change
February 1, 1979 - February 2, 1979
Ayatollah Khomeine returns to Iran and assumes power. The Family Protection Law is reversed, lifting the restriction on polygamy and givingmen full right sin divorce and custody. The marriage age for girls is lowered to nine
Women lose rights
Women are banned from serving as judges. Beaches and sports events are sepregated by sex.
Women have to wear uniforms, and universities shut down
Khomeini requires all women to wear Islamic uniform in all government offices. Universities are shut down to undergo "cultural revolution".
Iraqi invades Iran
Iraqi forces invades Iran and a war, lasting for nearly a decade, begins.
Azar is banned from School
Azar is expelled from teaching because she refused to wear the mandatroy Islamic veil.
Treatment of Women
The Islamic penal code is implemented. Under this law, women who do not abide by the Islamic dress code must receive seventy-four lashes, and those who commit adultery must be stoned to death.
Roya leaves Iran
Roya Hakakian leaves Iran for America
Returning the the U.S.
Azar and her family left Iran and returned to the States. When she arrived, she started to write her book Reading Lolita in Tehran.
Malala is Born
July 12, 1997
Malala Yousafzai is born in Mingora
2002 - 2005
Deborah struggled with many things including a language barrier, overstepping cultural customs, and living in the midst of a war.
Rodriguez leaves for Afganistan
Deborah Rodriguez leaves for Afganistan to teach beauty school to some of the girls there
First class at Kabul Beauty School
Kabul Beauty School welcomes its first class
Girl's schools are targeted by the Taliban. Malala, an eleven year old, gave a speech entitled “How Dare the Taliban Take Away My Basic Right to an Education.” Her talk was very well-received.
Malala wins Award
Malala wins Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize which has been renamed in her honor.