April 1st 2011

Prisoner of Tehran. Marina Nemat

Cover of "Prisoner of Tehran"

Cover of Prisoner of Tehran

Prisoner of Tehran. Marina Nemat. 2008. ISBN 9780143052173.   One womans true story about being falsely accused and imprisoned at 16 by the Ayatollah‘s revolutionary guards.  Through a series of flashbacks she describes life under the Shah and what led up to being put into prison. Despite being falsely accused she was beaten, tortured,  almost executed and sentenced to life in prison.  She was eventually “rescued” by renouncing Christianity, marrying a Muslim and living in fear for two years, in order to protect her loved ones at home.  Her “husband” was assassinated and her in-laws eventually had her released. When she went home to her family, they could not acknowledge all she had been through.   Eventually she remarries and finds her way to Canada.  A well written story,  I could not put it down.  Great insights into life in Iran then and possibly still.

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