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Ava Homa is a Kurdish-Canadian writer and is the author of ‘Echoes from the Other Land’ She has lived in Iran as a writer and teacher. She writes fiction and nonfiction about the Middle East and Human Rights particularly concerning Kurdish and Iranian women. Please explore her talented writing.

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May 9, 2010 was going to be a happy day: I had time to write another cover letter for yet another job that was not my forte, not being an author, before I dressed up for a party, to be ready to be picked up by my fiancé…

It was Radio Farda that announced Farzad Kamangar  and four other Kurds were charged with “Animosity with God and terrorism” and hanged without warning

My tears had no reason to roll down since I did not know any of these people and they were neither the first, nor the last Kurds executed by the Iranian government. But tears don’t look for reasons and I surrendered to hours of non-stop sobs that smudged the words I’d been writing.

Resolving not to ruin my fiancé’s evening, I showered and put on a smile. But a “What’s wrong?” coming from a person that knew me so well…

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