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Imamzadeh Abdollah, Ray

Imamzadeh Abdollah is a cemetery and one of many imamzadeh shrines in Iran. It is located in Tehran's southern Ray district. Mirza Javad Khan Sa'd od-Dowleh - politician Adib Pishavari - Indian Sufi leader Agha Baba Khazeni Abdolhossein Teymourtash - minister of court Emad ol-Kottab - calligrapher Sheikh Khaz'al - Emir of Mohammerah Taqi Arani - communist activist Sheikh ol-Raees Afsar - Qajar prince and poet Vahid Dastgerdi - poet Fazlollah Zahedi - Prime Minister of Iran Nima Yooshij - poet Ali Nasr - dramatist Iskandar Mirza - 1st President of Pakistan Mahdi Bamdad - historian and biographer Azizollah Zarghami - army general Ali Dashti - politician Ali-Akbar Shahnazi - musician Mehdi Barkashli - musician Yadollah Sahabi - politician Touran Mirhadi - researcher List of cemeteries in Iran Imamzadeh

Lesbia Soravilla

Lesbia Soravilla was a Cuban writer and activist, prominent in the feminist movement of the 1920s and 1930s. Her work, including poetry and novels, dealt with feminist issues, her novels include El dolor de vivir and Cuando liberan las esclavas. Born in Camagüey, Soravilla worked as a journalist for El Mundo; as an activist, Soravilla participated in the founding of several organizations for the rights of women such as the Club Femenino de Cuba and the Unión Nacional de Mujeres, along with other writers such as Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta, Berta Arocena de Martínez Márquez, Julieta Carreta and Tete Casuso. With Acosta, she belonged to the group of the first exponents of the so-called "cuento caribeño", a group of Caribbean writers who sought to defend the rights of women in their respective countries. Along with Graziela Garbalosa, Soravilla was marginalized, leading to a discovery of personal freedom, she associated with additional activist writers of the time, such as Irma Pedroso, Dulce Maria Loynaz, Flora Diaz Parrado.

Writing on the influence of Hollywood movies on women in Cuba, Soravilla noted that the effect was seen among all sections of women, irrespective of their class distinction. It had an effect on the maids who, in particular, during their break period from work, would present themselves with makeup in a charming and appealing way. In her novel Cuando libertan los esclaves published in 1936, Soravilla has one of the female characters express her inability to break a marriage though her husband was abusive, considering the negative approach in the society towards divorce because of the high status of her parents in the society. In another novel titled El dolor de-vivir published in 1932, Soravilla has brought out, in a conversational mode between a female activist and her writer friend, the changing approach in a society women from a fashionable lady to a political activist whose writings about feminist movement made her popular. In this feminist novel, she incorporates the personage of Mariblanca Sabas Alomá into the fictional setting, a dialogue between a free love advocate and a writer.

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