‘Soroosh’ in Persian Magazine


Soroosh was ten years old, a tiny boy who looked like a 7-year-old. He was very lean; you could easily count his ribs; He was short for his age, timid, and quiet. He characteristically captured moments by looking, listening, and thinking. Talking was not his passion.

     He slept on the damp and dusty floor covered with broken tiles, on some ripped cardboards.

Waiting at the port forever and staying homeless wasn’t going to bring his father back. 

     His mother said: “My dear Soroosh, you are the man of our family, and unfortunately, you have to start early in life. Your father didn’t plan life for you like this, but it looks like destiny did. 

Laleh Chini is a mother of two children, Amir and Abnoos, and wife to Hassan Mosleh. Laleh was born in Iran, Shiraz, in 1968. She moved to the USA in 1986. She got married in 1987 and moved to Canada, where she still lives today. Laleh started “A Voice From Iran” blog as a platform in 2017. She published “Climbing Over Grit” with Wisehouse Publishing/l’Aleph in 2018 and won the “Canada Book Award.” Laleh is a Member of Authors Without Borders. http://l-aleph.com/laleh-chini/


Laleh published Soroosh in January 2021 and won Canada Book Award in the same month.

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  1. How to write a book with a boy as a leading character? What is the purpose of such a book ?

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  2. I think with a book of this kind you will see there are different situations from our own ones! I am very touched, because I started working at 14!

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  3. Congratulations, Laleh! As i can see, you are now questioned online too. 😉 Wait on, the (next) talk show invitation is arriving soon. 🙂 Best wishes, Michael

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