Fertig’s new poems

“Poet, publisher and long-time supporter of the writing community, Salt Spring Island-based Mona Fertig (left) has released her first collection of poems in 14 years.” FULL STORY


Niloufar-Lily Soltani

March 07th, 2024

Set in 2007, during Zulaikha’s journey from Amsterdam to Tehran, she is approached by her long-lost family acquaintance, Kia, who may know information about her missing brother, Hessam, and their murdered friend, Abbass. When her flight is suddenly cancelled, Zulaikha is detained by both the European and Iranian authorities, who start questioning her relationship with Kia. Niloufar-Lily Soltani’s debut novel, Zulaikha (‎Inanna Publications $24.95), is a tale of war’s consequences that intertwines greed, power and international politics. The narrative also delves into themes of gender, class, race and interracial marriage while providing a unique perspective on Iran’s tumultuous history, particularly in Khuzestan, a region marked by tension between Iran and the U.S. 9781771339568

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