The chapter examines how the widely circulated video footage of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan on the streets of Tehran in June 2009 triggered the articulation of life narratives by diasporic Iranians. The claiming of Neda as a symbol of freedom, and as a symbol of all Iranians afforded diasporic Iranians the opportunity to share their personal stories of exile, of diasporic nostalgia, of personal and political trauma through the figure of Neda.
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