Azadeh Tajdar: Shaping new stories

Since we are writing stories, we are essentially writing about narratives. My name is Azadeh Tajdar. ‘Azadeh’ means ‘the one who is free’ in Persian. I am Iranian of origin, and my family left right after the outbreak of the Iran/Iraq war and immigrated to the Netherlands where my father had studied in the 60’s. But let me first ask the kind reader a couple of questions – please ponder on the following for about 30 seconds.