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 young and brave Iranian woman, bled out under my hands, in a street in Tehran. She looked into my eyes before she turned towards the camera, trying to say something.
She never managed to say it. But I am trying to answer that question in those gazelle eyes: How did it come to this?
My close friend Paulo Coelho, the renowned author of The Alchemist and The Zahir, was the first one to identify me as “the doctor” in the footage taken from Neda’s sad death. And now, he has kindly written a foreword to the book, which I will publish shortly here and in the other media.
I hope you will support me by spreading the word about this book. I will write more about the book soon.