After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed

Paperback | August 23, 2011

byMarina Nemat

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In the international bestseller Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in Iran’s notorious Evin prison at the age of sixteen. Yet her journey was far from over.

After Tehran is a moving account of Nemat’s struggle to overcome her past and break the silence about her detainment. Following her escape from Iran, she builds a new life in Canada with her husband and infant son. But Nemat is haunted by survivor’s guilt. She feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, even if it means revealing the painful secrets she’d much rather forget. As her riveting story eventually becomes a bestselling book, Nemat’s life is forever changed. She gains the strength to confront her past, re-engage with her distant father, and emerge from the emotional ravages.

Her story is one of courage and recovery, an amazing tale of resilience written by a truly inspiring woman.


 

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In the international bestseller Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in Iran’s notorious Evin prison at the age of sixteen. Yet her journey was far from over. After Tehran is a moving account of Nemat’s struggle to overcome her past and break the silence about her detainment. Follo...

Arrested at age sixteen in Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, Marina Nemat was imprisoned in Teheran’s notorious Evin prison for two years. She emigrated to Canada in 1991 and lives with her husband and two sons near Toronto.

other books by Marina Nemat

Prisoner Of Tehran: A Memoir
Prisoner Of Tehran: A Memoir

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.25 × 5.29 × 0.75 inPublished:August 23, 2011Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143175718

ISBN - 13:9780143175711

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as expected Haunted by survival guilt she feels compel to speak about what happen in prison,her secret mariage and her tortures. In this book,she confronts her past to help herself in a post traumatic stress situation. Her story is one of recovery and courage to help herself continue her new life in Canada.. I just did not like the way the book was written.Me,myself and I .Her first book Prisoner of Tehran was so much better.
Date published: 2011-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Brave and Courageous Woman!! I can’t do this review justice so I’ve left the synopsis from the inside cover of the dust jacket. However, one note: for those of you who read Marina’s “Prisoner of Tehran”, this book will be especially riveting for you as it was me. Such a brave and courageous woman and one who I have a great deal of respect for. “Marina Nemat’s bestselling Prisoner of Tehran chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in Iran’s notorious Evin prison at the age of sixteen. But when she finally did emerge she faced new challenges: a repressive Islamist regime and a family that didn’t want to know too much about her ordeal. In After Tehran Nemat provides a riveting account of her escape from Iran and her journey to Canada, via Hungary, with her new husband and infant son. The couple find jobs, raise their two children, and seemingly adapt. But inwardly Nemat struggles with flashbacks that threaten the carefully constructed security of her new life. Haunted by survivor’s guilt, she feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, even if it means revealing to her husband and parents the secret of her forced marriage to a Revolutionary Guard. As her account eventually becomes a bestselling book, Nemat’s life is forever changed-and she gains the strength to confront her past, re-engage with her distant father, and gradually emerge from the emotional ravages of post-traumatic stress. From her early days in Canada working as a waitress at a chain restaurant, Marina Nemat went on to receive a human rights award from the European Parliament, even while being attacked by fanatical former Iranian dissidents. Her story is one of courage and recovery, an amazing tale of resilience written by a truly inspiring woman.”
Date published: 2011-01-13

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Editorial Reviews

“[A] portrait of an artist and the evolution of an activist.” - The Globe and Mail

“A fascinating study of one woman’s struggle to win back her life from the ravages of a traumatic past.” - Quill & Quire

“Graceful, honest and revelatory.” - Maclean’s

“Equally powerful.” - Chatelaine