I'm so exited to announce that my book, A Lullaby in the Desert, was chosen as a finalist from the world's largest international book awards. This means so much to me. I want to be the voice of the voiceless--I want to raise their voices because they deserve to be heard just like any other human being. I know that I will never give up fighting for what is fair. That's how change happens.
I want to thank the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for the amazing ceremony and all those who voted for my book.
The Cosy Dragon
A Lullaby in the Desert isn’t just Susan’s story; it’s the chorus of millions of women, their voices carrying forcefully over the empty sands. Their silent melody can be heard from Iran to Syria, from Indonesia to Morocco. Indeed, their voices ring all over the world.
Slavery as we read about it in the history books may be fading into the past, but another kind of slavery lives in the present and threatens to persist into the future if we choose to ignore it.
PROUD FINALIST OF THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM IN THE WORLD
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards
For a long time, I wondered how I could speak for those who could not, for those who had already died, for those who were still enslaved. When the idea first entered my mind, I had to take a step back. Even the thought of telling the world of our plight made me shudder as I remembered my own trauma that began from my earliest days.
As an American Marine who was there in Iraq, I implore you to read this book. I was lucky to receive an advanced copy of Mojgan Azar's A Lullaby in the Desert from the Arkbound Foundation, and I wish I could give it to you right now to read with me.
Martin Luther King
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things matter.”
"Susan never give up in A Lullaby in the Desert. She was fought alone the whole way despite the circumstances, and this reminds me to keep my head up and stay strong. People like Susan are real, and each of us has the power to be like her or to just give up. The choice is ours. Read this book!"
Why should we read A Lullaby in the Desert?
A Lullaby in the Desert is about compassion, equality, and justice despite fearful odds, and these three qualities are as necessary as oxygen for each of us to live in comfort, happiness, and safety.
Give voice to the helpless
A Lullaby in the Desert tells the story of one woman’s unrelenting journey to find freedom. Born in Iran, Susan is forced to flee in order to escape an arranged marriage, leaving her mother and everything she has known behind. Years later, Susan has settled in Erbil where she must continue to navigate the daily threat of racial prejudice and a violent patriarchal society. Yet even as she struggles to survive, life is further disturbed by the approach of ISIS in 2014. Like many others, Susan is forced to make a life changing decision. Stay in Erbil and let ISIS decide her fate? Or risk everything in search of a freedom she had never known?