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Camel Jockey Go Home is a chuckle a minute memoir by an Iranian ‘expat’ who, armed with a degree in Street Theatre from London, lands in Salt Lake City just in time for the Iranian Hostage Crisis.

It is the true story of Payman Jahanbin, who finds himself teaching American English to American high school kids immediately following the 444 days of the Iranian Hostage Crisis. 

It is a gut-funny, colorful, first person narrative of a Persian ‘blue blood’ beginning in his early 20’s, navigating a new life and career in The Mormon Zion, Utah.  READ MORE »

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A Brief Comment About Camel Jockey Go Home Last Updated on 2009-12-20 00:00:00 Nothing in this era of globalization says “problematic of multiculturalism” like the imperative “go home.”  I cannot recall another Iranian or Iranian-American writer who weaves fun, fear, achievement, anger, assimilation and community together so well and with such keen insight into the multiple levels of the human condition, as does Jahanbin in Camel Jockey Go Home. Ironically, the aesthetic grace of Camel Jockey Go Home does not betray it’s more serious achievement as a timely record of “embodiment”; the role of “others” in the United States.  Indeed, psychologists, social psychologist and race-relation sociologists will take something rare and important from this melodramatic tale of the contemporary Iranian-American experience. The humiliation of the immigrant experience in America has many flavors... More »
Review: Camel Jockey Go Home (Farsi) Last Updated on 2009-10-07 00:00:00   شتر سوار بر گرد به خانه،کتاب تازه پیمان جهان بین ،بدون تردید یکی از بهترین آثار نویسندگان ایرانی در غربت است. من با کارهای قدیمی پیمان که در دهه چهل در مجله های فردوسی و خوشه زنده یاد احمد شاملومنتشر میشد آشنا هستم ولی کتاب شتر سوار برگرد به خانه را باید نه تنها بهترین کار او دانست ،بلکه احتمالا بهترین اثر از میا ن معدود قلم زنان ایرانی که حتی نیازی به تفسیر و ترجمه نیست و بزبان انگلیسی برشته تحریر در آمده است.نویسندگان ایرانی در غربت در سالهای بعد از این فتنه به اصطلاح اسلامی،در مورد جریان... More »
American Dreamers 1998 Last Updated on 2009-09-27 00:00:00 In December of 1998, The Deseret News of Utah, featured a story about Mr. Jahanbin on front page of their Education section.  The staff reporter is clearly oblivious of how Payman was really using "current events to teach his students," as we see in chapter 10, "I did not have sex with that women Monica Lewinsky." I can promise you, graduates of that class are well-informed, staunch, liberal Democrats. I would have been fired promptly, at any other school, ceremoniously excommunicated and stoned to death. *** Eesa was in the class that spanned the Clinton impeachment. As with the rest of the world, my students could not understand all the fuss over a little ‘spanky spanky.’ The Somali ladies made good use of their colorful scarves to hide their giggles. Especially during the infamous ‘stained dress’ episode, the scarves would be adjusted to cover their mouths... More »
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About Go Home Camel Jockey Last Updated on 2009-05-13 00:00:00 Camel Jockey Go Home is a chuckle a minute memoir by an Iranian ‘expat’ who, armed with a degree in Street Theatre from London, lands in Salt Lake City just in time for the Iranian Hostage Crisis. It is the true story of Payman Jahanbin, who finds himself teaching American English (as in grammar) to American kids, in The Salt Lake City School District immediately following the 444 days of the Iranian Hostage Crisis.  It is a gut-funny, colorful, first person narrative of a Persian ‘blue blood’ beginning in his early 20’s, navigating a new life and career in The Mormon Zion, Utah Sharp-tongued political commentary juxtaposes the petty politics of the Mormon community and the “corrupt old Muslim thugs” that "took over my country". The reader experiences the Iranian revolution and the Iran Iraq war and subsequent purges as it... More »