My Life as A Traitor

My Life as A Traitor

Book - 2008 | 1st ed.
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Ghahramani, 20, an Iranian student, was swept off the streets of Tehran and taken to the notorious Evin prison, where criminals and political dissidents were held side by side in conditions of legendary brutality. Her crime, she asserts, was sliding back her headscarf to feel the sun on her hair. This led to a political activism fueled by the fearless idealism of the young. Her parents begged her to be prudent, but even they could not have imagined the horrors she faced in prison. She underwent psychological and physical torture, fighting despair by recalling her idyllic childhood in an affectionate family that prized tolerance and freedom of thought. After a show trial, Ghahramani was driven deep into the desert outside Tehran, uncertain if she was to be executed or freed. There she was abandoned to begin the long walk back.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux : Distributed in Canada by Douglas & McIntryre 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374217303
0374217300
Branch Call Number: 365.45092 G411g
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hillman, Robert 1948-

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