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Parastu Ahang_Mehdawi

Parastu Ahang-Mehdawi

Photo: Cynthia Summers

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Parastu Ahang Mehdawi has been a prose poetry writer since a very young age. Her unique, descriptive style and colourful imagery, along with her hunger for first-person narratives, earned her the title of author.

A Quest for Identity is her voice that offers a ladder to the world of literature. She defines herself as a citizen of the world. She is a disciple of human rights. Her message is clear: Stop separating humanity by colour, gender, religion, country, or nationality, and tolerate no war. Parastu’s pen dances on the paper when she gets inspired by nature’s beauty or is moved to scream by the injustices of the world. Her series of memoirs continues; in the second volume, she narrates her life as a writer and the struggles she faced as the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

I write professionally in the following language(s):
English and Farsi/Dari


A Quest for Identity: From Afghanistan to the World. 2022, Self Published with assistance from Becky's Graphic Design, LLC
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Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Non-fiction, prose poetry
Audience Size:
any size
Workshop Audience Size:
any size
Are you available for school visits?:
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Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:

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