Tag: Persian

An Artist Talks About Iran

An Artist Talks About Iran
“Silence has its own voice for those who listen.” Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, tweeted me those words in November of 2014 after I published Iran: When a Voice is Silenced. At the last moment, the person I had lined up for the post pulled out, deciding it was too risky to speak with me. I ran... Read more »

Iran: When a Voice is Silenced

Iran: When a Voice is Silenced
  “The Minutest Opening”  Earlier this summer, I contacted an Iranian citizen who agreed to participate in this blog. This week, I was told the interview was off. I cannot give you a name. Or gender. I cannot tell you where this person lives or what they do with their days.  The reason is safety. Behind... Read more »