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From cartoonist Mana Neyestami, a graphic memoir of censorship and prison in Iran.
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- Iran Jomeh
Jomeh means Friday, the day of the Muslim week-end. In Iran, Friday is a non-working day for most people.
A dialect of Turkish spoken in the country of Azerbaijan and in the province of Azerbaijan in Iran. "Azeri" can also refer to people of Azerbaijani Turkish origin.
- Ministry of Information
The primary intelligence agency of the Islamic Republic, empowered to make arrests and close newspapers or magazines.
- General Custer and the Sioux
General George Armstrong Custer was a U.S. army officer in the so-called "Indian Wars" of the 1860s-70s, battling the Sioux and other indigenous armies. He was eventually killed by the Sioux in a battle known as "Custer’s Last Stand .
First published in English in Words without Borders' December 2011 issue: The Fantastic.