All That Is Lost and All That Is Remembered

On the 30th anniversary of her Navy captain father’s political execution, Naz Riahi recalls her love for him, and reveals a persistent grief that is always with her.

Author: Naz Riahi
Source: Catapult
Published: Apr 1, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,409 words)

All That Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran

Naz Riahi recalls her vibrant childhood in a suburb of Tehran, and considers how the harsh realities imposed by the still new Islamic Republic seeped into her family’s life.

Author: Naz Riahi
Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 18, 2020
Length: 29 minutes (7,251 words)

Eating to America

When Naz Riahi was 9, she escaped tragedy in Iran only to be confronted by a cruel new world in America. In this personal essay, she recalls how food became her solace and her tool for assimilating.

Author: Naz Riahi
Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 21, 2018
Length: 20 minutes (5,095 words)