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Zahra’s Paradise: An On-line Graphic Novella

Set in the aftermath of Iran’s fraudulent elections of 2009, Zahra’s Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic Republic’s gulags. Mehdi has vanished in an extrajudicial twilight zone where habeas corpus is suspended. What stops his memory from being obliterated is not the law. It is the grit and guts of a mother who refuses to surrender her son to fate and the tenacity of a brother—a blogger—who fuses culture and technology to explore and explode absence: the void in which Mehdi has vanished.

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One Response to “Zahra’s Paradise: An On-line Graphic Novella”

  1. Bryan Beus says:

    I’m very intrigued by the subject matter. Was it ever finished?

    These realistic depictions of foreign cultures through graphic novels are powerful. Reminds me of Persepolis.

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