Every month he had to show up in front of the mullahs, the revolutionary tribunal, and as instructed, write his biography from the moment he went to military school up until the time he retired. It was a strategy adopted from China. During the communist revolution Mao would call up officials to write their biographies over and over.

“Truth,” by MINA HAMEDI 

Hear more of Mina’s work, tonight at Bar Thalia. She’ll be reading with five other fantastic prose and poetry writers. More details here.