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ImanSadri Iman Sadri

Blinded by the Darkness

    As I looked up finally after walking swiftly with my head down I couldn’t believe how dark it was. I couldn’t even see my hands in front of me. It was as pitch black as it could be. I could only visualize what was around me by the acuity in the sounds. The thick cloudy sky had masked any remnant ...
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BehrouzBahmani Behrouz Bahmani

The Cost of Anonymity

Among articles about how the US has continually undermined Iran, how the CIA overthrew Mossadegh (Nah Baba!), and Books by Iranian women telling yet another story about "How the Revolution Stole My Girlhood", another incessantly annoying common found element on this site, is the BiBak Anonymous comm ...
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MohammadAraki Mohammad Araki

How to Sound Like an Araki

  My grandparents are from Arak, a city in central Iran built as a trading post for surrounding villages during the Qajar era. Like many Arakis, my grandparents trace their roots to nearby villages like Mohajeran, and Hezaveh, supplied handwoven rugs that reached all corners of the earth, making th ...
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BehrouzBahmani Behrouz Bahmani

Op/Ed vs Journalism

Pretty much since I started writing for this site 15 years ago (Wow! Has it been that long!), the predominant misconception that I have noticed has been the assumption that what I write, is journalism. I always considered what my therapist told me to do, and as recommended thought that what I was w ...
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JahanshahRashidian3 Jahanshah Rashidian

Reihaneh s'envolait au vent

Il s’agit d’une pendaison sacrée Sous les derniers rayons glacés Quand l’on respire de l’air de sérénité.   Il s’agit d’une femme et son acte courageux Qui a sauvé son corps par un coup de couteau Blessant l’épaule de son violeur Lequel a été achevé par son parrain Pour déjouer le mauvais destin.   ...
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alimostofi Ali Mostofi

Iran: The Sick and Sad Iranians

It takes serious guts. And this lady has it. Kudos to Nasrin Sotoudeh.   http://www.payvand.com/news/14/oct/1102.html   But what really gets me, is how not one Iranian, outside Iran, is planning to do anything outside Iran, in tandem with her.   How many of you reading this article are business owne ...
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JahanshahRashidian3 Jahanshah Rashidian

Kobani

If human, it might be inconceivableBody parts become indistinguishableIn member, joint, limb or substanceAnd the shapes were all deformed.If furious as a thousand, four hundred furiesWith darts in the hand as SatanOn the head like kingly crownsShadow stood in the daylightAnd Jihadists were dreadfull ...
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Diba Bahman Aghai Diba

Parliamentarian Prostitutes

In Iran a group of women are trying to stop the development of the women's rights. These women are a new kind of representatives popped up in the Islamic Republic of Iran. These representatives act against the rights of the groups that they represent. The women who represent the women of Iran in the ...
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reorient REORIENT

Whirl'd Music

SONGLINES’ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF HAS A HEADY EXPERIENCE OR TWO IN KONYA, TURKEY   A postcard depicting Mevlevi dervishes in the hands of featured REORIENT artist Tasnim Baghdadi (photo courtesy the artist)   The city of Konya in Turkey is a place of pilgrimage, drawing visitors from around the world to th ...
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