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By Mehran Rafiei

In 2006, Mehran Rafiei, a Persian Aussie, takes a solo vacation in New Zealand. His journey coincides with Nowruz, the Persian New 12 months, and conjures up a flood of pleased stories of his early life in Abadan within the Fifties. As he excursions the well-known vacationer hotspots, he engages eagerly with fellow visitors and locals, sharing impressions and tales.
Every occasion and dialog triggers a reminiscence of his place of birth and he's decided to trap his personal tale. His memoir is an insightful, deeply relocating and occasionally funny own account of the Iran he knew and used to be pressured to escape.
Through his eyes, we see the Oil Nationalisation rebellion and consequent CIA-backed coup d’état which adjustments the center East for ever. From his exile, Khomeini grants justice, freedom, and loose public companies. The authoritarian Shah flees out of the country in January 1979, and weeks later, an alien creature is born: the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Overnight, merciless mullahs expand their grip on energy – and the crooks leap at the bandwagon. The country suffers shortages, inflation, unemployment, unpredictable executions, and spiritual and racial discrimination.
The obstacle intensifies whilst Iraq invades in1980. The Cultural Revolution disqualifies Mehran and his spouse from instructing positions. Their rented flat in Shiraz is confiscated; a brand new neighbour strikes in: an anti-Saddam defense force business enterprise. His domestic turns into an enticing aim for enemy sabotage, so he unearths shelter of their kinfolk farm in Kazeroon. The political and ethical destruction of a kingdom is instructed warmly via human tales as households attempt to make the simplest of lifestyles – matchmaking, weddings, friendships, company bargains – and braveness shines during the worst moments.
Mehran’s targeted tale of eventually getting a migration visa from the Australian Embassy in Tehran indicates extra gruesome realities of warfare and the plight of asylum seekers – a narrative extra correct this present day than ever.

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