• Moniro Ravanipour
    Readings at City of Asylum: Q&A with Moniro Ravanipour

    On March 7, 2014, Moniro Ravanipour read from her work-in-progress and subsequently answered questions posed by audience members at the City of Asylum. In this Q&A on Sampsonia Way, Moniro explains her writing style, the journey to America, her thoughts on the “sound” of English vs. Farsi, and she divulges her secret to publishing in Iran.

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  • The Little Dutch Boy
    Heroes

    In this week’s column Yaghoub Yadali talks about the construction, danger, and humanity of Iranian heroes, past and present.

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  • Donald Bathelme
    Donald Barthelme and I

    Columnist Yaghoub Yadali remembers his amazement at discovering a story by Donald Barthelme in Iran, his difficulty finding any information about the author, and, years later, rereading his work as a fellow writer.

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  • No Facebook
    Ten Countries where Facebook has been Banned

    Though Facebook has over 1.23 billion users around the world, these 10 countries have political leaders who don’t want their citizens to have access to the site, or who have banned it amid fears that it could be used to organize political rallies.

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  • Marina Nemat
    Exile Hangout: Iran

    Exiled writers Marina Nemat, Omid Fallahazad, Moniro Ravanipour, Shahrnush Parsipur, and Roya Hakakian talk via Google Hangout about risking imprisonment for their writing, repression against opposition writers, the government’s crackdown on free press, and the condition of writing in exile.

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