Iran. In one word it elicits the highs and lows of reactions. It is a complex country with a complex people and it has been a mainstay of American news for a good 32 years and counting now. But news coverage of Iran, with its special interests and foreign policy implications, does not provide the whole picture. 

Zahra's Paradise is a refreshing change to all that -- it is a graphic novel written by two young men, known only as Amir and Khalil, which chronicles the fictionalized story of a young Iranian protester who went missing after the June 2009 presidential elections. And it is not afraid to point out the good and the bad in many of the most important players in recent Iranian history. Author Amir spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi.  

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