Category: The Gaze of the Gazelle

Arash Hejazi’s interview with Radio Netherland about his memoir The Gaze of the Gazelle

As British embassy officials flee Iran, we speak to an Iranian man in the UK: Arash Hejazi. He’s the doctor who tried to rescue Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman who was shot during the 2009 protests in Tehran and became an icon of the struggle for democracy there. YouTube: Death of Neda (warning: graphic content) Arash talks to host Jonathan...

Book Review: The Gaze of the Gazelle, the memoir of a little boy who became a revolutionary for truth

Source: Middle East Book Review We talk about the tyranny of the Shah of Iran and the even worse tyranny of the Mullah’s that followed. We talk about the politics of Iran today and its role in terrorism, violence and the instability of the Middle East. We talk about the conflict that the United States started using their dictator pal...

Paulo Coelho: [The Gaze of the Gazelle] an Important and Life-Affirming Memoir

On 20 June 2009, a brief video clip was circulated all over the world. It showed the death of a young, unarmed woman called Neda, who had been shot in the chest while taking part in a protest in Tehran and was bleeding to death on the street. Few images in the contemporary world have had such an instant and...

The National’s Review on The Gaze of the Gazelle: Witness to a death that changed history

Source: Noori Passela, The National, Sep 16, 2011 Arash Hejazi is an Iranian writer, publisher, doctor and one of the few to witness Neda Agha-Soltan’s dying moments first-hand, when he captured it on a mobile-phone camera during the 2009 riots. It was his choice to upload the video, whichsparked an international media frenzy over the death of the bright-eyed young...

A review on The Gaze of the Gazelle: Witness to a death that changed history

Source: Noori Passela, The National, Sep 16, 2011 Arash Hejazi is an Iranian writer, publisher, doctor and one of the few to witness Neda Agha-Soltan’s dying moments first-hand, when he captured it on a mobile-phone camera during the 2009 riots. It was his choice to upload the video, whichsparked an international media frenzy over the death of the bright-eyed young...

The killing of Neda Agha Soltan & an extract from The Gaze of the Gazelle

Arash Hejazi John Angerson Martin Fletcher, Saturday Times Magazine July 23 2011 2:52PM Arash Hejazi witnessed the shooting of Iranian student Soltan in Tehran in 2009. What he did next would rock the regime – and change his life for ever The house is part of a bland new estate on the western edge of Oxford. In its sparsely furnished...

Two feedbacks from Italian readers of The Gaze of the Gazelle (Negli occhi della gazzella)

Your book hit my the soul… Sorry but I write with translator, my name is Romina, I am writing from Italy (ancona-marche). I read the book In the Eyes of the Gazelle (the Gaze of the Gazelle: Negli occhi della gazzella), it was so beautiful! I tried to understand better what you meant, jihad, Basij, imams, mullahs, jinn, Shari’a, Tudeh...

Arash Hejazi’s Interview with the Italian Magazine Io Dona: I can’t live in silence, Neda’s eyes hunt me

“Non posso vivere nel silenzio, gli occhi di Neda mi perseguitano” Dal suo rifugio a Londra parla ilmedico che cercò di salvare la studentessa-simbolo della rivolta iraniana. E che trovò il coraggio graziea Paolo Coelho di Emanuela Zuccalà, Io Dona, 20 May 2011 UNA RAGAZZA A TERRA, il volto percorso da rivoli di sangue scuro. Due uomini tentanodi rianimarla. Uno...

Arash Hejazi’s interview with his shadow

“If I have decided that I should write, It is only because I should introduce myself to my shadow–a shadow which rests in a stooped position on the wall, and which appears to be voraciously swallowing all that I write down.” from The Blind Owl, by Sadeq Hedayat. I am having a very sincere and straightforward interview with my shadow,...

The Gaze of the Gazelle, a story of a generation: Arash Hejazi’s Memoir

Well, there is something to write about after all. My memoirs The Gaze of the Gazelle, is coming out in spring 2011 by Seagull Books in English. Writing this memoir in the past twelve months has been the only help I have had to survive the memory of the horrors I experienced last year, in June 2009, when Neda, the...