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ISBN:
0786298553
Author:
Marina Nemat
Category:
Leaders & Notable People
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thorndike Pr (October 3, 2007)
Pages:
469 pages
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Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series. Nemat tells the heart-pounding story of her life as a young girl in Iran during the early days of Ayatollah Khomeini's brutal Islamic Revolution-arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death for "political crimes.

Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series. By (author) Marina Nemat. -From publisher description. Format Hardback 469 pages. Dimensions 14. 8 x 21. x 2. 4mm 58. 7g. Publication date 03 Oct 2007. Publisher Thorndike Press. Publication City/Country United States. ISBN13 9780786298556.

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Prisoner of Tehran: Marina Nemat. p. cm. 1. Nemat, Marina. 2. Women political aphy. Its many buildings were scattered across a large area north of Tehran at the foot of the Alborz Mountains. People never talked about Evin; it was shrouded with fearful silence. 4. Iran-Politics and government-1979–1997. The night Sarah and Sirus were arrested, I had been lying on my bed, reading a collection of poems by Forough Farrokhzad when my bedroom door burst open and my mother appeared in the doorway.

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. 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.

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Nemat tells the heart-pounding story of her life as a young girl in Iran during the early days of Ayatollah Khomeini's brutal Islamic Revolution--arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death for "political crimes."--From publisher description.
  • Nilasida
This is a vivid description of how a normal teenager's life was overturned by the Islamic revolution in Iran. The descriptions are vivid and make it easy to picture how, before the revolution, Marina's concerns were her grades, her social life, swimming, clothes, minor conflicts with her parents...a life similar to that of the average American teenager. Like many American teens, she went to church and had an active prayer life. Not super holy, but a pretty good kid. The title gives away that she went from that life to prison, misery and choices no teenager should have to face.

I followed the revolution in Iran in the news back when it was happening, but never could imagine how horrible things got for the average person there. I have an Iranian friend who fled Iran with nothing more than her husband, her daughter, and a couple of suitcases, leaving house and bank accounts behind. They are Zoroastrian, and they felt that they had no future in Iran. Although they had to start over in the United States with nothing, they are now doing much better than they would have been had they stayed.

Although most Iranians were better off under the Shah, Marina doesn't gloss over the abuses carried out under his dictatorship. She doesn't paint Muslims as all bad. There were Iranian Muslims who were tolerant of the Zoroastrians, Christians, Jews, and atheists living in their country. Unfortunately, these moderates were not the people who ended up in power. Marina's book illustrates clearly the suffering that can result from a government based on a religion. I am grateful for the First Amendment and hope this book will inspire everyone who reads it to be diligent in guarding against encroachments against religious freedom.
  • Captain America
The term good would not do justice to my opinions of this book. This is not to say that I agree with all of the author's opinions on all matters, but this well-written account of faith, suffering, and the price of totalitarianism is on the whole superb. Marina is thankfully a talented written and usully manages to keep even the more mundane aspects of growing up in Iran during the Shah's reign interesting. Essentially the story of her arrest, imprisonment, interrogation (with torture in at least one instance), near execution, and an essentially forced relationship with a guard is alternated with her childhood and experience of the 1979 Revolution. The interrogator Ali Moosavi is a fascinating character in the book. In some ways he is one of the most sinister characters but deep down he has numerous good qualities. Marina confesses that she very understandably still doesn't know how to feel for this man who combined ruthlessness with idealism. From one angle he cruelly convinced her to temporarily betray her Christian faith and slept with her against her will. On the other side he twice saved her life including the second time as his final actions on earth. He seemed to have the potential to change right at the moment when he himself became the victim of the regime he had once suffered and fought for
(he not only fought the Iraqis but had himself been tortured earlier by the Shah's men). Despite all the pain and suffering from totalitarianism and war, Nemat herself retains a dignified humility and care for other human beings and thankfully does have a relatively happy ending in the book by emmigrating to Canada with her husband and children. The book also features an interview with the author that is rather interesting. If there is one criticism of the book it is that I wish the author had focused more on the return to her Christian faith and how her experiences had worked to shape her beliefs. This is discussed some but I felt there may have been so much more which could have been contemplated here.

overall, i highly recommend the book.

P.S.
This work does bring up a number of issues. First of all Marina Nemat was faced with criticism from a number of former political prisoners about some details of the book. I can't of course know every single detail in the work was accurate; the author herself admits that time has obscurred some details. It is also worth mentioning that other former iranian political prisoners responded to the attacks by supporting Nemat.

on a larger scale the book should bring to mind three important realities.

1. Political oppression and torture still occurs in Iran though argueably not to the level as under Khomenini (less mass executions anyway).
2. Christian minorities (and other religious minorities) suffer oppression and persecution in vast swathes of the Middle East. This often violent persecution in of course not limited to iran but also includes U.S. allies such as Saudi Arabia which is in truth even worse than the Iranians in some respects.
3. There are a surprising number of torture victims living in the West from a whole range of countries. Before writing the book, Nemat worked at a Swiss Chalet restaurant and was living a middle class Canadian life with her husband and children. In short, this reality should give us some pause about the possible experiences of others we may run into. Sometimes it is the most seemingly normal of people who have lived through the nightmare of totalitarianism (whether religious or atheistic or neither).
  • fightnight
The world is full of examples of phoenixes rising from the ashes, but we rarely know of these hidden heroes who have faced hardship beyond imagining and survived. It is in the hearing of such stories that we begin to understand the common tendency of human beings, bent on a "heroic", subtle revenge that is easily portrayed as "fixing the system", to perpetrate violence, condone personal vendettas, and continue the cycle of unforgiveness.

Nemat's story is just one of many--women who have learned throughout time the destructive mentalities of political systems used to control people--control driven by fear clothed in religious fervor. What makes this story all the more surprising is the age of these political prisoners...mere children! This generation--from abortion to Africa's childrens armies to Nemat's schoolmates--paints a devastating portrait of what we have created in the minds of our people. The vulnerable are now our manipulated, our murdered, our punching bags for the frustrations of our lives. No matter how progressed we think we have become, indeed we have only become worse. Worse because we deny, worse because we have learned to call bad good and good bad, worse because indeed we no longer know what good is at all.