Mojdeh Marashi is a writer, translator, artist and designer.
Mojdeh's work is deeply influenced by the ancient and modern history of Iran. Her writing merges the world of magical realism in Persian literature that she grew up reading, the reality of the world she lives in today, and the utopia she dreams about.
Mojdeh was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1977, and now lives and work in Palo Alto, California. She is the Managing Partner at Blurred Whisper, an Idea and Design studio in Palo Alto, California, which she co-founded in 2002.
Mojdeh studied at California College of Arts (CCA) and later at San Francisco State University where she earned her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and an M.A. in Creative Writing.
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What The Doves Said: The Secret (Book Five)
A long distance phone call distracts the author and she inadvertently shares some personal information with a couple of newly found friends. "Don’t rush, think before opening your mouth," her father had advised time after time. But, it's too late now. Her secret is out and she has to face the consequences. But as always her mother is by her side to help her tell the story of their precious secret.
What The Doves Said: The Director (Book Four)
An Iranian film directed by a familiar name reminds the author of one of her parents’ close friends, the director’s family, and how everybody’s lives, including hers, changed after the revolution.
What The Doves Said: The Shenaas-Nameh (Book Three)
Eager to find the truth about her parents' divorce, the author examines her mother’s shenaas-nameh (identification card) in this third installment, hoping to find answers. This brings back memories of betrayal, greed, and sadness.
What The Doves Said: The Deep Well (Book Two)
The author's mother has always been present in her daughter's consciousness, manifesting in front of her eyes at times. In this second story in the series mom tells her own story, luring her daughter into a world created to the daughter's liking, made of childhood fairytales, memories, and dreams.
What The Doves Said: The Saboteur (Book One)
Horrified by the violence following Iran's 2009 contested presidential elections, the author, Mojdeh Marashi is reminded of her parents’ ordeal during another disheartening event for Iranian people, the 1953 coup d'état. Saboteur, the first of a series, is told by a pair of white doves who in the tradition of old Persian storytellers recount the event in a hot summer afternoon when a sea of men in