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Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror: A Memoir By Afarin Majidi

Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror: A Memoir By Afarin Majidi

It was October 2012 when the Homeland Security agent showed up on my porch with a team of policemen. The agent was gentle as he came closer, wearing a hesitant smile and holding out an official badge, but my heart immediately began racing.

I’m Not Pretty When I Cry: Rants from a Failed Victim

I’m Not Pretty When I Cry: Rants from a Failed Victim

I am ugly when I am furious, and I never shed a tear, not even after my boyfriend dislocated my shoulder. In fact, I put my shoulder back in place myself and later took a hammer to the diamond ring he’d handmade for me because the pain was intolerable.