A city of stories 

short, fragmented, amorphous, and at times contradictory – Tehran is an impossible tale to tell.

From the Introduction to The Book of Tehran: A City in Short Fiction, Published by Comma Press, 2019

The War We Lived

Featured  in CONSEQUENCE. Spring 2015


The War We Lived uses the format of letter writing to explore the continuity of past and present wars. Addressed to M, the protagonist’s Iraqi friend who has found himself caught in the turmoil of the Iraq War, the letter returns to childhood memories of the Iran-Iraq War, depicting the war from the perspective of an Iranian little girl and exploring, in her coming of age, the complexities of memory and desire.

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In 2015, Behrouzan's short story Binazeer was adapted into a theatrical performance by director Mehrdad Seyf and was taken to stage as part of the EAST15 World Performance in the UK.  The play Binazeer, a love story and a story of remembering, focuses on the psychological afterlife of the Iran-Iraq War and sheds light on the lived experience of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its socio-cultural implications beyond the individual. The performance looks at the complexity of PTSD, exploring visual ways of demonstrating its emergence whilst at the same time challenging its conceptual and clinical restrictions. It combines themes of memory, belonging, medicalisation, and the therapeutic encounter.

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Writings in Persian

Koochi, the old blog.

Published poems