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Zahra's Paradise by Amir
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Oct 20, 11

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HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE OUT THERE IN THE WORLD,

please read this book. I can't tell you how devastatingly accurate this graphic novel is in both capturing the zeitgeist of the Green movement's formation in 2009 and portraying the heartbreak and bitterness that has permeated Iranian life since the revolution of the late 70's. It will move you, and remind you of that strange, blurry line between fact and fiction and the instances when those distinctions really don't matter. Besides the main story, the back section has a lot of resources for those who aren't as familiar with Persian/Iranian culture and vocabulary as well as an interesting brief about Paulo Coelho and Arash Hejazi's involvement in relation to Neda Agha-Soltan's murder.

I'm not sure if the entire story is still there, but you can check out the first few chapters at the website for the book.
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