Posts Tagged memoirs

47 seconds that changed the history of Iran: The Gaze of the Gazelle, the story of the lost Iranian Generation

http://www.gazeofthegazelle.com The Gaze of the Gazelle: The story of a generation Arash Hejazi with a foreword by Paulo Coelho Seagull Books, July 2011 On 20 June 2009, during demonstrations to protest the fraudulent Iranian presidential election, a young girl called Neda was shot to death in the streets of Tehran. Within hours, the video footage […]

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Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran

Author: Azadeh Moaveni Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.; New edition edition (4 May 2006) Language English ISBN-13: 978-1586483784 Order here As far back as she can remember, Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. In suburban America, Azadeh lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of […]

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Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman’s Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail, by Marina Nemat

Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman’s Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail, by Marina Nemat 288 pages John Murray (15 May 2008) English ISBN-13: 978-0719562525 Order Now Brought up as a Christian, Marina Nemat’s peaceful childhood in Tehran was shattered when the Iranian Revolution of 1979 ushered in a new era of Islamic rule. After […]

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Iran Awakening: A memoir of revolution and hope, by Shirin Ebadi

The Memoirs of the 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate, Shirin Ebadi Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Rider (3 May 2007) ISBN-13: 978-1846040146 Order Now (£4.99) (review from http://www.parstimes.com/books/iranawakening_pr.pdf) Throughout an extraordinary career as a lawyer, writer, activist, and dissident, Shirin Ebadi has spoken out clearly and strongly for her native Iran—and her voice has resonated far beyond […]

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Letters to My Torturer: Love, Revolution, and Imprisonment in Iran

By Houshang Asadi Hardcover: 320 pages Oneworld Publications; June 2010 ISBN-13: 978-1851687503 Order now: £16.99 (£9.68 on Amazon) Synopsis: Prominent Iranian journalist and political activist Houshang Asadi was used to being arrested. This time, however, was different. Little did he know in 1983 that he would spend the next six years being brutally, mindlessly tortured […]

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