Edited by Nasser Mohajer
In Exile (Twenty-Three Iranian Short Stories)
In this collection, 23 Iranian writers who accepted the call-for-entries by Nasser Mohajer, have recounted stories of life under the theocratic regime of Iran and why people were forced to leave their country and loved ones to seek political asylum in foreign lands. The life and times of political dissidents, nonconformists and non-Muslims are narrated in the labyrinth of displacement.
Arranged historically, almost each story is opened with an account of the life in urban settings in Iran. The protagonists recount the horrors of adventurous escapes, frustrations of asylum seeking, as well as the harshness of life, generational battles and predicaments of displacement.