Amir Ahmadi Arian is an Iranian novelist and journalist, the author of two critically acclaimed novels and a book of nonfiction in Farsi, short stories and essays in English. He holds a PhD in comparative literature from The University of Queensland, Australia. He currently teaches literature and creative writing at City College, New York.
A family under attack: Iranian exiles and the economic sanctions
The sanctions force Iranians to suspend their struggle against their abusive father, fearing that the interfering...
The colonial roots of Trump’s discourse on Iran
The colonial image of Persians as hypocritical and unreliable is so deeply entrenched in western imagination, that...
Vicariously offended: the Dawkins controversy and the absence of Muslim voices
The only way to have a leverage in current debates around Islam is to have many strong and effective voices, to the...
Tale of a stillborn migration
Some stories are not dramatic enough to be widely reported by the media. Yet, like other cases of flagrant...
The ubiquitous, ineffective laughter
How did political satire shows sap the power of laughter under Trump and are these shows a form of laughtivism?
The ‘mafia principle’ and godfather Trump
Donald Trump is not an aberration. He is the extreme manifestation of an existing foreign policy doctrine - the...