Daylight Forever is the true story of a young Bahá’í girl’s dangerous, solo escape from Iran to the United States as a 15-year-old refugee.
A reluctant author, Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey was convinced to write Daylight Forever by her daughter who experienced animosity toward immigrants at her school in 2016.
This memoir is a story of hope and resilience, tolerance and acceptance. Mahvash illustrates our shared human destiny through the power of community and compassion. Her “happy ending” of becoming a successful businesswoman in the United States is inspiring.
The book has been selected as a quarterfinalist for the 2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition.
KUOW's Bill Radke interviewed Dr. Khajavi-Harvey for his podcast on March 17, 2021: "Now when I think of war, I picture a little girl praying for a spaceship that saves her from the night bombings, by taking her to a place of light and peace," he says. "I feel her religious faith in that peace, and in diversity and unity. I feel our cruelty to each other, and the love that’s larger. I appreciate the refugees who walk away from love, and everything they know, and become a part of the American story."
Troubled by the disturbing immigration and refugee crisis at the US southern border, Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey wrote Daylight Forever to encourage compassion, tolerance and acceptance.