Red Dress. No Straps
1985. Tehran. Iran-Iraq war. An ordinary evening at the grandparents’. ‘Marmar’ still remembers the ‘death to America’ chants from the other day at school; the head teacher was telling them to say it. She is listening to grandad’s favourite radio program; The voice of America. She’s also eagerly waiting for granny to make her a dress exactly the same as one worn by the American Popstar; bright red, no straps.