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Christopher Thornton

Christopher Thornton teaches in the writing program at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Many of his essays focus on international, cultural, political, and historical topics shaped around travel experiences. His book about contemporary Iran--Descendants of Cyrus: Travels Through Everyday Iran--was published by Potomac Books in November 2019. The essay published here first appeared in the online edition of the Scarlet Leaf Review and was reprinted with permission.