Portrait Amir Hassan Cheheltan
A Love-Hate Relationship with Tehran
Although the Iranian writer Amir Hassan Cheheltan does not regard himself as a primarily political author, his novels are clear denunciations of Iran's social constraints and human tragedies. Volker Kaminski met him
To Amir Hassan Cheheltan, Berlin must seem comparatively small. Accustomed to living in the 15-million metropolis that is Tehran, he is been spending a year in an apartment for visiting artists and academics on a quiet side street off West Berlin's flamboyant Kurfürstendamm.