Poetry: Mina Assadi

Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Mina Assadi has been living and working in Sweden as an exiled poet and writer. Her poetry and essays mainly deal with oppression against children and women. The Iranian people’s struggle against dictatorship is constantly present in her works and artistic consciousness. Through her poetry, Assadi shares an egalitarian vision of the world. In “Renewing a Promise,” she writes: “Shut up Sir! 162