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  • Keywords
    • Personal memoir,
    • Iranian diaspora,
    • Political refugee,
    • Immigration to the Netherlands,
    • Immigration to Canada,
    • Growing up in Iran,
    • Coming of age

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Escaped at Thirteen
The True Story of a War Child's Rise to Success
by Alieza Mogadam

In a world of mounting chaos and upheaval, it is increasingly hard to believe we are in charge of our own fates. If disaster can strike at any moment, are we really able to craft our destinies? The incredible story of Alieza Mogadam’s young life affirms that yes, we can. Escaped at Thirteen tells the incredible tale of Mogadam’s childhood fleeing war-torn Iran, finding his footing as a youth in Switzerland then the South of France, ultimately making a life for himself in the telecom business of the nineties before emigrating to Canada. Punctuated by meaningful friendships and the highs and lows of young love, Mogadam’s story is both extraordinary and perfectly ordinary, documenting what it’s like to come of age with no permanent place to call home and ultimately establish your roots in new soil. It is a story of strength through adversity, not letting the cards you’re dealt be an excuse not to pursue your dreams. Like Mogadam, with will and determination, we can all craft our own destinies.

Alieza Mogadam is a Canadian author and businessman originally from Tehran. Fleeing his war-torn home country alone at thirteen, Mogadam helped pay his way through school in Europe before successfully making a name for himself in the business world. He now heads a large corporation as its CEO. Having lived an extraordinary life, Mogadam has been told countless times by friends, colleagues, and family that his story would be worth making into a memoir. This inspired him to write this, his first book. He lives in Toronto with his spouse, daughter, and their little dog.


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