Mariam Shirazi is the pen name of an Iranian writer and businesswoman who left her country to live in Australia in the early years of the twenty-first century. Her first novel, 'Somayyeh', was published in October 2015.
'Somayyeh' was co-written by Mariam Shirazi and David Morisset. It is the story of an Iranian woman's quest for love, freedom and happiness. Her battle against religion-based doctrines of male superiority and an uncompromisingly misogynistic culture not only inspires but it also provides precious insights into the position of women and the impact of Sharia law in today's Iran.