Zinat Pirzadeh fled from Iran to Sweden in the early 1990's
Zinat Pirzadeh was born and raised in Iran. In the early 1990's she fled Iran and a forced marriage together with her son, who was two years old at the time. After a long and perilous escape they reached Sweden where they applied for asylum.
Today Zinat works as a comedian, lecturer and a writer. Her debut novel 'Butterfly on a Leash' (Fjäril i koppel) came out in the Autumn 2011.
- My life today is very different from when I was under the threat of deportation, but I love my birth country Iran that gave me life, as well as my adopted country Sweden that gave me my life back, says Zinat.
Read Zinat's columns below. To find out more about Zinat, visit her personal website: www.zinat.se