Prisoner of Tehran
"Prisoner of Tehran is a harrowing journey, an account of growth under the darkest of circumstances and a trail of faith in the face of overwhelming horror. It is skillfully constructed with a keen sense of suspense." Quill & Quire
Translated into twenty-two languages, Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat has become an international bestseller and is now available in pape...more
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In a matter-of-fact tone that makes her vivid descriptions all the more compelling, Marina Nemat describes how she became a political prisoner in the early days of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary government for the crime of asking her calculus teacher to teach calculus instead of government propaganda. She was spared execution for this horrendous crime (but not imprisonment) only through the intercession o...more
Evin prison was built by the Shah and during his reign, when I was a child is when I was introduced to the word prison and though my parents never talked about the torture and horrible things that went on behind it...more
Das Buch ist unglaublich. Es geht einem schon sehr unter die Haut. Marina musste echt viel durchmachen, hat aber einen bemerkenswerten Mut und verliert die Hoffnung nicht. In einem...more
Also, SPOILER ALERT...I am going to give away some of the plot here.
I did not care for the main character and felt she was a bit of a whiner. Okay, fair enough she lost her freedom, was forced into a marriage she did not want, lived in a country under war, was penalized for her religious and political beliefs and was sexually assaulted, but I felt she could've made better decisions most of the time.
I know some will...more
The plot is good as far as these types of stories go. Ther...more
This is the true story of a woman who, at 16 yrs. old, became a political prisoner in Iran's most notorious prison during the time of the Islamic Cul...more
Marina Nehmat writes about her childhood growing up in Iran, and her arrest and imprisonment for anti-government activities (sadly minor by our standards) in the infamous Evin prison. Her life up until that point seemed pretty believable, and comparable to other memoirs I've read about Iranian life once the Ayatollah took over. The stor...more
Before the revolution, Marina was a reg...more
but i Couldn`t find lower rate to give it to your book .
your book is all about your private life with your investigator at Evin prison ,i`ve been in Evin when i was just 2 years old up to 4 with my mother...
and i can`t believe your whole story because tens of thousand prisoners die in evin prison and you are the one that proudly worked and felt in love with your investigator !!!!
There were some elements that I found to be fantastical - the guard falling in love with her, basically love at first sight, and saving her from execution at the last moment. I...more
I'll be the first to admit I don't follow Middle Eastern relations and current affairs as much as perhaps I should. Reading this book really brought to life some of the things I've heard about, the wars I've seen on television.
Marina Nemat shares how she and her family go from living a peaceful, middle-class life in Tehran, Iran to the day she is arrested as...more