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Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope
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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited Apr 20, 2016 05:50PM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Iran Awakening, Shirin Ebadi, translated from Persian by unknown, 2006, Iran, AUTOBIOGRAPHY

"...For all the horrific (or at times darkly comic) examples she cites, it's very hard not to be impressed by her ability to keep ducking and weaving despite being harassed, jailed and finding her own name on official death lists. With no strict law to argue, she often finds herself arguing theology with judges - and even if they occasionally simply have her thrown out of court when they run out of arguments ... simply keeping the debate alive in a country that's on its second generation as a theocracy, can mean the difference between life and death...."

(Bjorn, review)

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Zanna (zannastar) | 180 comments I'm not sure this is a work in translation - I think it was written in English, with the help of Azadeh Moaveni

My review is here
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Kathleen | 250 comments Good reviews! Another must read for me--thanks!


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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Zanna wrote: "I'm not sure this is a work in translation - I think it was written in English, with the help of Azadeh Moaveni

My review is here
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..."


Yes, Bjorn and I never quite figured that translated/untranslated bit either. If anyone finds some concrete determination one way or another, feel free to post here.


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