I Must Go Home to Iran Again say's Marjane Satrapi
New York Times / Marjane Satrapi

Yes, I call Iran home because no matter how long I live in France, and despite the fact that I feel also French after all these years, to me the word “home” has only one meaning: Iran. I suppose it’s that way for everyone: Home is the place where one is born and raised. No matter how much I am in love with Paris and its indescribable beauty, Tehran with all its ugliness will in my eyes forever be the “bride” of all cities around the world. It’s a question of geography, of the smell of the rain, of the things we know without ever having to think why we know them.

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