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Prisoner Of Tehran: A Memoir

byMarina Nemat

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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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.

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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.
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Title:Prisoner Of Tehran: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.2 × 5.2 × 0.8 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143052179

ISBN - 13:9780143052173

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"The story of Nemat’s unlikely survival is breathtakingly real. ...It is an act of bravery, this book, as well as compassion. Her words, well wrought and heartfelt, expose her shocking dilemma and the terrible system that tried to defile her."
—The Globe and Mail