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Zahra's Paradise by Amir
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Jun 14, 12

Read from June 10 to 14, 2012, read count: 1

Zahra's Paradise has courageously given a voice to the 252+ people who were executed in the aftermaths of the protests following the 2010 Iranian Presidential election.

Authored anonymously under the guise of noms de guerre, it follows the story of a mother in search for her son who went missing during the day of the protests.

Granted, some of us would have seen the evident foreshadowing where the story would lead. However, on the whole it does not merely follow the grief of that one woman: rather, it shows the intricacies and corruption that has plagued the Iranian government from the top strata to those in the bottom pyramids... How everything is run on the grease of monetary compensation while each and every single one of them runs on the facade of Islamic piety, including the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei itself.

Until this day, the identities of the two co-authors of the graphic novel has been kept secret. Which is a good idea, considering how many names and rottenness inside the Islamic Republic of Iran has been unconcealed with their penmanship.

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