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"Zahra's Paradise" [Part Two]

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[The writer Amir and the artist Khalil (both have chosen anonymity for political reasons) began publishing the webcomic Zahra’s Paradise online in February 2010. First Second Books has just published Zahra’s Paradise as a graphic novel. Last week, Jadaliyya interviewed Amir and Khalil on the occasion of the book’s publication. This week, we present a second excerpt from Zahra's Paradise.]  

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"Zahra's Paradise": An Interview with Amir and Khalil

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[The writer Amir and the artist Khalil (both have chosen anonymity for political reasons) began publishing the webcomic Zahra’s Paradise online in February 2010. This week, First Second Books will publish Zahra’s Paradise as a graphic novel. Jadaliyya interviewed Amir and Khalil on the occasion of the book’s publication.] Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Amir: When we started Zahra's Paradise, we simply wanted to tell the story of today's Iran. As a kid growing ...

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Bio

 Amir and Khalil

 

Amir is an Iranian-American human rights activist, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has lived and worked in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Afghanistan. His essays and articles have appeared far and wide in the press.

Khalil’s work as a fine artist has been much praised. He sculpts and creates ceramics and has been cartooning since he was very young. Zahra’s Paradise is his first graphic novel.