Another Excerpt from my Graphic novel in progress,
“….He was a supporter of Prime Minister Mossadegh* who was the first democratically elected official in Iran’s modern history after thousands of years of monarchy. This did not sit well with the rich and the powerful (isn’t that the case throughout human history?) In 1953, the U.S. backed Coup- d’état was a pivotal point in Iranian history. Mossadegh was overthrown by force, placed under house arrest and eventually perished but never forgotten. In fact, he, to this date is known as the father of Iranian Nationalist movement and is hailed as the most beloved Hero in Iran. But I digress!
Mossadegh’s supporters, including my grand father, Mousa (incidentally means Moses), were persecuted, imprisoned and exiled. “
Kaveh Adel, the Human.
Kaveh Adel, Iranian American Artist and Cartoonist.