Prisoner Of Tehran: A Memoir by Marina Nemat

Prisoner Of Tehran: A Memoir

byMarina Nemat

Kobo ebook | 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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Stories which quietly reveal incredible, almost unfathomable courage always draw me in. Prisoner of Tehran is one such story. It is the personal journey of Marina Nemat, an Iranian woman whose life experiences could hardly be imagined. When the story opens, Marina is sixteen. The Iranian Revolution has just occurred ushering in, amon...

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Title:Prisoner Of Tehran: A MemoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143179209

ISBN - 13:9780143179207

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