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Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi
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Jul 27, 2009

really liked it
Read in July, 2009

Iran Awakening was quite a book. Reads easy, she's a good storyteller. Interesting from different angles as well. Politicly informative. I didn't appreciate the significance of Obama's admission of the US role in the 1953 coup. And their mistrust of the US is pretty understandable as well.

But the story also is inciteful from her personal angle, as a woman and mother. How she backed a revolution that would destroy much of her own personal/professional life is fascinating, especially when others saw what was coming. She says she was an idiot. At the same time, she has a clear bitterness towards those who left Iran. That bitterness gets tested when the choice comes for her own daughter and she leaves. She deeply loves her homeland.

Her obvious brilliance makes a mockery of those who oppress her.
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