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Sometime after 3 a. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and representatives from five other world powers had come together on a deal bar,s freeze the Iranian nuclear program temporarily. Of course, conversation about the deal didn’t end when the negotiators stepped away from the table.

In baris, it has only just begun, as Americans, Iranians and the rest of the world react to the agreement reached at the negotiating table.

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Barkz deal has been called by some the most important breakthrough with the Islamic republic since ; by others, it’s been called a distraction that doesn’t go far enough. In the confusion of voices, context can lend a vital anchor when understanding landmark events rumo as these. In this installment of our series, “This Week’s Must Read,” author Ariel Barrks suggests a book that he says might bridge national differences and help Americans connect with regular Iranians.


Your purchase helps support NPR programming. The agreement to temporarily curb Iran’s nuclear program has been called a breakthrough for diplomacy. But it also demands another sort of breakthrough, a unique chance for Americans to gently plunge into the deepest wells of Persian identity that originate in a civilization preceding ours by many centuries.

We can do so by connecting with Rumi, a Sufi master born inwhose luminous, salacious mystical verses written in Farsi are carried by all Iranians in their hearts, as we do the words of Shakespeare. To read even a small selection of Rumi’s witty poems to his beloved can help shatter the blinding stereotypes that separate us from ordinary men and women in Tehran today.

But exploring the world of Rumi is not merely a matter of what I would call literary diplomacy, people-to-people diplomacy through poetry.

Rumi was one of the wisest men to have wandered the earth. Besides exulting in his quest for love and God and the milk of reconciliation, we might also turn to him for guidance as to how Americans, Iranians and others should react to this nuclear deal — including those who might be skeptical. And some words of warning to those involved in these negotiations on both sides: As to breakthroughs, Rumi tells us: Then perhaps we’ll have brought some peace to the troubled souls of our vast and divided humanity.

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Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile. Six of his books have been translated into Farsi.

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Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. This Week’s Must Read: Author Ariel Dorfman offers context to the reactions that have followed. He suggests a book of poetry by the Sufi master Rumi, a fascinating glimpse thr the lives and ideas that shape Persian identity. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. November 29, 2: Heard on All Things Considered. Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers.