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Meet the Authors: Azadeh and Mark Perry

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This is the rescheduled date for January's Meet the Author Tea.

"Our Friend Mona - The remarkable Life of a Young Martyr" provides insight into the Bahá’í Faith and the campaign of persecution of this religion in Iran. Following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Bahá’í leaders and whole families were arrested. Mona’s father was executed; she and her mother were imprisoned.

On June 18, 1983, ten women were executed after failing to recant their faith. Mona was the youngest at 16. News media around the world reported the ill-treatment, confiscation of property and executions. Many governments including our own condemned Iran’s behavior. The United Nations made a resolution in support of the Bahá’í.

The authors of "Our Friend Mona" are a husband and wife who live in Chapel Hill and work at UNC. Azadeh Rohanian Perry is the Business Services Coordinator in the UNC School of Dentistry in the Pediatric Department. Her husband, Mark Perry, is a playwright who teaches in UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art.