After Tehran
Marina Nemat

€ 17,00
Publisher: Cairo Editore
Collection: Storie
Pages: 320
ISBN/EAN: 978-88-6052-328-0

Marina Nemat’s bestselling Prisoner of Tehran chronicled her arrest, torture and two-year imprisonment in Iran’s notorious Evin prison at the age of sixteen. But when she finally did emerge she faced new challenges: a repressive Islamist regime and a family that didn’t want to know too much about her ordeal.

In After Tehran Nemat provides a riveting account of her escape from Iran and her journey to Canada, via Hungary, with her new husband and infant son. The couple find jobs, raise their two children, and seemingly adapt. But inwardly Nemat struggles with flashbacks that threaten the carefully constructed security of her new life. Haunted by survivor’s guilt, she feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, even if it means revealing to her husband and parents the secret of her forced marriage to a Revolutionary Guard. As her account eventually becomes a bestselling book, Nemat’s life is forever changed – and she gains the strenght to confront her past, re-engage with her distant father, and gradually emerge from the emotional ravages of post-traumatic stress.

From her early days in Canada working as a waitress at a chain restaurant, Marina Nemat went on to receive a human rights award from the European Parliament, even while being attacked by fanatical former Iranian dissidents. Her story is one of courage and recovery, an amazing tale of resilience written by a truly inspiring woman.

The author
Marina Nemat is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir Prisoner of Tehran, which was published in twenty-six countries and won Italy’s Grinzane Cavour Prize. She is the recipient of the inaugural Human Dignity Prize from the European Parliament. She was born in Iran and emigrated to Canada in 1991. She lives with her family near Toronto.

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