Esther Amini’s memoir, Concealed, Memoir of a Jewish-Iranian Daughter Caught Between the Chador and America is a provocative coming-of-age saga, recounting her youth and early adulthood as a first-generation Iranian American Jewish woman in the 1950s and ‘60s. Her personal struggles are intertwined with her history and culture, as she recounts the story of her Jewish ancestors.
Esther Amini is a writer, painter, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. Her short stories have appeared in Elle, Lilith, Tablet, The Jewish Week, Barnard Magazine, TK University’s Inscape Literary, and Proximity. She was named one of Aspen Words’ two best-emerging memoirists and awarded its Emerging Writer Fellowship in 2016 based on her memoir Concealed. Her pieces have been performed by Jewish Women’s Theatre in Los Angeles and in Manhattan and she was chosen by JWT as their Artist-in-Residence in 2019.