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Prisoner Of Tehran by Marina Nemat

Title Prisoner of Tehran
Author Marina Nemat
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2008-05-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 321
ISBN 9781416537434
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Follows the author's tragic childhood in 1980s Iran, which was shaped by war, the Khomeini regime, and her work as a teen anti-propaganda activist, efforts for which she was brutally beaten and sentenced to death before a guard offered to save her and protect her family if she would convert to Islam and marry him. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Prisoner Of Tehran by Marina Nemat

Title Prisoner of Tehran
Author Marina Nemat
Publisher Penguin Canada
Release Date 2008-04-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780143179207
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1982, 16-year-old Marina Nemat was arrested on false charges by Iranian Revolutionary Guards and tortured in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. At a time when most Western teenaged girls are choosing their prom dresses, Nemat was having her feet beaten by men with cables and listening to gunshots as her friends were being executed. She survived only because one of the guards fell in love with her and threatened to harm her family if she refused to marry him. Soon after her forced conversion to Islam and marriage, her husband was assassinated by rival factions. Nemat was returned to prison but, ironically, it was her captor's family who eventually secured her release. An extraordinary tale of faith and survival, Prisoner of Tehran is a testament to the power of love in the face of evil and injustice.

After Tehran by Marina Nemat

Title After Tehran
Author Marina Nemat
Publisher Penguin Canada
Release Date 2010-09-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780143178767
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Marina Nemat’s bestselling Prisoner of Tehran chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in the notorious Evin prison as a teenager in 1980s revolutionary Iran. In her new book, Nemat provides a riveting account of her escape from Iran and her journey to Canada, via Hungary, with her husband and infant son in 1991. Settling into a new life as immigrants, she and her husband find jobs, raise their two children, and seemingly adapt. But inwardly, Nemat is struggling. Haunted by survivor’s guilt, she feels compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison. Her account becomes a bestselling book; and again her life is changed. A story of courage and recovery, After Tehran chronicles Nemat’s confrontation with her past, how she re-engages with her distant father, and how ultimately she emerges from the emotional ravages of posttraumatic stress.

Title Marina Nemat s Memoirs Prisoner Of Tehran and After Tehran
Author Marina Nemat
Publisher Penguin Canada
Release Date 2012-04-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 364
ISBN 9780143183563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The complete set of memoirs by internationally bestselling author Marina Nemat. Prisoner of Tehran In 1982, sixteen-year-old Marina Nemat was arrested on false charges by Iranian Revolutionary Guards and tortured in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. At a time when most Western teenaged girls are choosing their prom dresses, Nemat was having her feet beaten by men with cables and listening to gunshots as her friends were being executed. She survived only because one of the guards fell in love with her and threatened to arrest her parents if she refused to marry him. Soon after her forced conversion to Islam and marriage, her husband was assassinated by rival factions. Nemat was returned to prison but, ironically, it was her captor’s family who eventually secured her release. An extraordinary tale of faith and survival, Prisoner of Tehran is a testament to the power of love in the face of evil and injustice. After Tehran In After Tehran, her powerful second memoir, Marina Nemat tells of her battle to regain her voice and recounts how much her life has changed since the publication of her internationally bestselling memoir, Prisoner of Tehran. Settling into a new life as immigrants, Nemat and her husband find jobs, raise their two children, and seemingly adapt. But inwardly, she is struggling with the effects of the torture and imprisonment she endured in Iran as a teenager. Haunted by survivor’s guilt, she feels compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, but no one seems willing to listen, not even her family. As her account becomes a bestselling book, Nemat’s life begins to change again. A story of courage and recovery, After Tehran chronicles Nemat’s confrontation with her past, telling how she re-engages with her distant father, and how she ultimately emerges from the emotional ravages of post-traumatic stress.

Captive In Iran by Maryam Rostampour

Title Captive in Iran
Author Maryam Rostampour
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date 2013-04-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781414382203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh knew they were putting their lives on the line. Islamic laws in Iran forbade them from sharing their Christian beliefs, but in three years, they’d covertly put New Testaments into the hands of twenty thousand of their countrymen and started two secret house churches. In 2009, they were finally arrested and held in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, a place where inmates are routinely tortured and executions are commonplace. In the face of ruthless interrogations, persecution, and a death sentence, Maryam and Marziyeh chose to take the radical—and dangerous—step of sharing their faith inside the very walls of the government stronghold that was meant to silence them. In Captive in Iran, two courageous Iranian women recount how God used their 259 days in Evin Prison to shine His light into one of the world’s darkest places, giving hope to those who had lost everything and showing love to those in despair.

Prisoner Of Tehran by Marina Nemat

Title Prisoner of Tehran
Author Marina Nemat
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2008-05-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781848541290
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 complaining to her teachers about her Maths lessons being replaced by Koran study, Marina was arrested late one evening. She was taken to the notorious prison, Evin, where interrogation and torture were part of the daily routine. Aged sixteen, she was sentenced to death. Her prison guard snatched her from the firing squad bullets but exacted a shocking price in return: marriage to him and conversion to Islam. Marina lived out her prison days as his secret bride, spending nights with him in a separate cell. Marina struggled to reconcile her hatred towards Ali and her feelings of physical repulsion with the fact that he had saved her life. When Ali was murdered by his enemies from Evin, and saved Marina's life for a second time, her feelings were complicated even further. At last she was able to return home, to her family and her past life, but silence surrounded her time as a political prisoner and the regime kept her under constant surveillance. Marina's world had been changed forever and she questions whether she will ever escape Iran and its regime or be free of her memories of Evin.

A Sliver Of Light by Shane Bauer

Title A Sliver of Light
Author Shane Bauer
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2014
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 339
ISBN 9780547985534
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Three young Americans describe the time spent in captivity in Iran's infamous Evin Prison after they unknowingly crossed the border while hiking on vacation and were accused of espionage by Iranian Border Patrol. 30,000 first printing.

My Prison My Home by Haleh Esfandiari

Title My Prison My Home
Author Haleh Esfandiari
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2009-09-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780061941894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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My Prison, My Home is the harrowing true story of Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari’s arrest on false charges and subsequent incarceration in Evin Prison, the most notorious penitentiary in Ahmadinejad’s Iran. Esfandiari’s riveting, deeply personal, and illuminating first-person account of her ordeal is the inspiring tale of one woman’s triumph over interrogation, intimidation, and fear. Offering a shocking, close-up view inside the paranoid mindset of the repressive Ahmadinejad regime, My Prison, My Home sheds light on a high-stakes international incident that sparked protests from some of the world’s most influential public figures—including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright

My Life As A Traitor by Zarah Ghahramani

Title My Life As a Traitor
Author Zarah Ghahramani
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2012-12-17
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781408841433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It was part youthful zeal and part teen crush that led Zarah Ghahramani to join a student protest movement. But dabbling in student politics was to lead to disaster when one day she was bundled into a car and taken to Tehran's most notorious prison: Evin. Far from her comfortable middle-class home, Zarah had to find refuge from her ruthless interrogators in a windowless concrete cell. Day after day she was humiliated and viciously beaten until all she wanted was simply to die, her spirit broken. In My Life as a Traitor, Zarah tells the story of her horrifying ordeal and her eventual release, and describes the ways it changed the naïve nineteen-year-old she once was into a woman of courage and determination.

Daughter Of Persia by Sattareh Farman-Farmaian

Title Daughter of Persia
Author Sattareh Farman-Farmaian
Publisher Broadway Books
Release Date 2006
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 410
ISBN 9780307339744
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The founder of the Tehran School of Social Work tells how she left the security of a Persian harem, attended the University of Southern California, returned to Iran only to be arrested after the collapse of the Shah's regime, and was forced to flee into exile. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Title The Immortals of Tehran
Author Ali Araghi
Publisher Melville House
Release Date 2020-04-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781612198194
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A highly recommended literary page-turner worth a second reading; fans of Gabriel García Márquez will delight in this fantastical—and fantastic novel.”—Library Journal, starred review "Impactful . . . Araghi’s skillful combination of revolutionary politics and magical realism will please fans of Alejo Carpentier."—Publishers Weekly A sweeping, multigenerational epic, this stunning debut heralds the arrival of a unique new literary voice. As a child living in his family's apple orchard, Ahmad Torkash-Vand treasures his great-great-great-great grandfather's every mesmerizing word. On the day of his father's death, Ahmad listens closely as the seemingly immortal elder tells him the tale of a centuries-old family curse . . . and the boy's own fated role in the story. Ahmad grows up to suspect that something must be interfering with his family, as he struggles to hold them together through decades of famine, loss, and political turmoil in Iran. As the world transforms around him, each turn of Ahmad's life is a surprise: from street brawler, to father of two unusually gifted daughters; from radical poet, to politician with a target on his back. These lives, and the many unforgettable stories alongside his, converge and catch fire at the center of the Revolution. Exploring the brutality of history while conjuring the astonishment of magical realism, The Immortals of Tehran is a novel about the incantatory power of words and the revolutionary sparks of love, family, and poetry--set against the indifferent, relentless march of time.

On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett

Title On Wings of Eagles
Author Ken Follett
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 1984-09-03
Category History
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781101175385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

#1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means one American used to save his countrymen. . . . When two of his employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, handpicked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Title Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author Sahar Delijani
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-06-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 282
ISBN 9781476709109
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A tale set in post-revolutionary Iran follows the experiences of Neda, Omid, Sheida, and other individuals from three generations of families whose political activist loved ones were murdered during the violent purges inside Tehran's prisons.

We Lived To Tell by Azadeh Agah

Title We Lived to Tell
Author Azadeh Agah
Publisher McGilligan Books Incorporated
Release Date 2007
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 239
ISBN STANFORD:36105124049490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ghosts Of Revolution by Shahla Talebi

Title Ghosts of Revolution
Author Shahla Talebi
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date 2011-01-14
Category History
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780804775816
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Opening the enormous metal gate, the guard suddenly took away my blindfold and asked me, tauntingly, if I would recognize my parents. With my eyes hurting from the strange light and anger in my voice, I assured him that I would. Suddenly I was pushed through the gate and the door was slammed behind me. After more than eight years, here I was, finally, out of jail . . . ." In this haunting account, Shahla Talebi remembers her years as a political prisoner in Iran. Talebi, along with her husband, was imprisoned for nearly a decade and tortured, first under the Shah and later by the Islamic Republic. Writing about her own suffering and survival and sharing the stories of her fellow inmates, she details the painful reality of prison life and offers an intimate look at a critical period of social and political transformation in Iran. Somehow through it all—through resistance and resolute hope, passion and creativity—Talebi shows how one survives. Reflecting now on experiences past, she stays true to her memories, honoring the love of her husband and friends lost in these events, to relate how people can hold to moments of love, resilience, and friendship over the dark forces of torture, violence, and hatred. At once deeply personal yet clearly political, part memoir and part meditation, this work brings to heartbreaking clarity how deeply rooted torture and violence can be in our society. More than a passing judgment of guilt on a monolithic "Islamic State," Talebi's writing asks us to reconsider our own responses to both contemporary debates of interrogation techniques and government responsibility and, more simply, to basic acts of cruelty in daily life. She offers a lasting call to us all. "The art of living in prison becomes possible through imagining life in the very presence of death and observing death in the very existence of life. It is living life so vitally and so fully that you are willing, if necessary, to let that very life go, as one would shed chains on the legs. It is embracing, and flying on the wings of death as though it is the bird of freedom."

Flight Of The Patriot by Yadollah Sharifirad

Title Flight of the Patriot
Author Yadollah Sharifirad
Publisher Dundurn.com
Release Date 2010-04-17
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780887628184
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A gripping account of an Iranian fighter pilot’s daring escape to Canada from Iran.

Title Reading Lolita in Tehran
Author Azar Nafisi
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2003-12-30
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781588360793
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading—Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller and Lolita—their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. Nafisi’s account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl of protests and demonstrations. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. When a radical Islamist in Nafisi’s class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of “the Great Satan,” she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense. Azar Nafisi’s luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice. Praise for Reading Lolita in Tehran “Anyone who has ever belonged to a book group must read this book. Azar Nafisi takes us into the vivid lives of eight women who must meet in secret to explore the forbidden fiction of the West. It is at once a celebration of the power of the novel and a cry of outrage at the reality in which these women are trapped. The ayatollahs don’ t know it, but Nafisi is one of the heroes of the Islamic Republic.”—Geraldine Brooks, author of Nine Parts of Desire

Title Is the Tehran Bazaar Dead Foucault Politics and Architecture
Author Anonim
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2018-10-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 303
ISBN 9781527517790
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To examine the political role of architecture, this book presents an original engagement with the largest center of attraction in Tehran, namely, its bazaar. Through a rigorous study, it goes beyond the conventional sociopolitical and architectural discourses of this marketplace by considering architecture as an event. This book offers alternative modes of spatial thinking on a micropolitical level. Emphasis is placed on the focused exploration of key notions mainly drawn from the works of Michel Foucault. It deploys effective methods and shows how philosophical concepts can be deployed as a tool to analyse the ways through which architecture transforms individuals through the act of exchange—whether of words, things, bodies, or thoughts.

Between Two Worlds by Roxana Saberi

Title Between Two Worlds
Author Roxana Saberi
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2010-03-30
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780061987656
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Between Two Worlds is an extraordinary story of how an innocent young woman got caught up in the current of political events and met individuals whose stories vividly depict human rights violations in Iran.” — Shirin Ebadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Between Two World is the harrowing chronicle of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi’s imprisonment in Iran—as well as a penetrating look at Iran and its political tensions. Here for the first time is the full story of Saberi’s arrest and imprisonment, which drew international attention as a cause célèbre from Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and leaders across the globe.

My Name Is Iran by Iran Davar Ardalan

Title My Name Is Iran
Author Iran Davar Ardalan
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Release Date 2010-07-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1429923733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A century of family tales from two beloved but divided homelands, Iran and America Drawing on her remarkable personal history, NPR producer Davar Ardalan brings us the lives of three generations of women and their ordeals with love, rejection, and revolution. Her American grandmother's love affair with an Iranian physician took her from New York to Iran in 1931. Ardalan herself moved from San Francsico to rural Iran in 1964 with her Iranian American parents who barely spoke Farsi. After her parents' divorce, Ardalan joined her father in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he had gone to make a new life; however improbably, after high school, Ardalan decided to move back to an Islamic Iran. When she arrived, she discovered a world she hardly recognized, and one which demands a near-complete renunciation of the freedoms she experienced in the West. In time, she and her young family make the opposite migration and discover the difficulties, however paradoxical, inherent in living a free life in America.