Nahid Yusefian was born in the city of Arak in 1952 to a working class family. After finishing her high-school education in her small hometown, she studied physics at Ahvaz Jondishpur University, where she received her B.S. in 1975. A year later, she married her college sweetheart, Ali Amini, with whom she had two children, and in the same year, she was admitted to the University of Tehran, where she studied nuclear physics and simultaneously worked for several major companies. After her graduation in 1978, Ms. Yusefian was employed by Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency. When the Iran-Iraq War began, she lived with her family in Ahvaz, where a car bomb incident resulted in the death of her husband and severe injury to herself, her son, and her unborn daughter in 1981. In 1984, she married her late husband’s brother, Mohammad Amini. Ms. Yusefian now lives in the United States.
My God is a Very Kind God
Until I was Five Years Old...
I was Six Years Old...
From the Third Grade in Elementary School.
I was Quite a Nuisance in High School.
The Boys in the Neighborhood were Afraid of Me.
It was Early October 1971.
After Ali and I Got our Bachelor's Degrees.
I was in Tehran in Late August of 1978.
It was Late September when Ali and His Friends Returned to Iran.
After the Victory of the Revolution...
In Early February when Ali Came Back.
The Next Morning...
Ruzbeh's Legs Still Needed Care.
It was in Mid Summer...
Before Delivering Laleh.
Not One Year had Passed...
In the Same Year, 1984.