In “A Day Before Easter,” Zoya Pirzad highlights the fact that despite the forced dislocation and the necessarily hybrid existence of Armenians in Iran, Armenians have by and large adopted a monolithic notion of who they are. Bringing the characters’ diasporic consciousness to light, this article argues that Iranian Armenian identity reflects the cultural clashes that are an inevitable consequence of such an interweaving of cultures and histories across religious and ethnic divides. However, the lived reality for Iranian Armenians has changed over time. Taking into account the Armenians’ forced relocation and their citizenship in Iran, this article considers Pirzad’s new generation as diasporic transnational subjects.

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