Ajam Media Collective and Elsewhere Lit are bringing you #Banned Literature, featuring stories, essays and poems from Trump’s seven banned countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. If you are interested, see our call for submissions and guidelines here.
The following graphic story by Beeta Baghoolizadeh explores themes of longing and loss through a series of letters sent between a young woman and her parents. The little candies are gaz, from her family’s hometown of Isfahan. The black flyers are traditional funeral announcements. For more, follow her on Instagram @diasporaletters.