Why this Persian New Year is different
Updated 1808 GMT (0208 HKT) March 20, 2017
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- Porochista Khakpour: In my youth I believed Nowruz might have the power to eclipse the other darknesses of my homeland that played nonstop on television and in the news
- March 2017 is the first March of my life that I've had to be reminded of Persian New Year, she writes
Porochista Khakpour is the author of the novels "Sons and Other Flammable Objects" and "The Last Illusion" and the forthcoming memoir, "Sick." She has taught creative writing and literature at universities including Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Wesleyan University, and Bard College, where she is currently a visiting writer in residence. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)March 2017 is the first March of my life that I've had to be reminded of Persian New Year.