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Call for Submissions: Iran Issue

For our Spring 2019 issue, MQR seeks submissions on the theme of Iran — its literature, culture, and history, particularly perspectives on the 1979 revolution written in Iran or in the Diaspora. The issue seeks to present a collective of voices and reflections by a generation born in the shadow of revolution. We especially encourage translations from Persian, Kurdish, Armenian, and Azeri languages spoken in Iran. Deadline: June 30, 2018

Team Melli and the Iranian Identity

* Kaveh Bassiri *

Team Melli, Iran’s national football team is playing in the World Cup, despite the adversity brought by sanctions, and it is presenting a unique picture of the country. The players come from all over Iran, from cities such as Tehran, Ahvaz, Mashad, Shiraz, Esfahan, Ardabil, and Kermanshah and from regions as far north as Bandar-e Anzali by the Caspian Sea and as far south as Bushehr by the Persian Gulf.