After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed

After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed

by Marina Nemat


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In the international bestseller Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in Iran's notorious Evin prison at the age of sixteen. Yet her journey was far from over.

After Tehran is a moving account of Nemat's struggle to overcome her past and break the silence about her detainment. Following her escape from Iran, she builds a new life in Canada with her husband and infant son. But Nemat is haunted by survivor's guilt. She feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, even if it means revealing the painful secrets she'd much rather forget. As her riveting story eventually becomes a bestselling book, Nemat's life is forever changed. She gains the strength to confront her past, re-engage with her distant father, and emerge from the emotional ravages of post-traumatic stress.

Her story is one of courage and recovery, an amazing tale of resilience written by a truly inspiring woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143175711
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication date: 09/21/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Arrested at age sixteen in Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, Marina Nemat was imprisoned in Teheran’s notorious Evin prison for two years. She emigrated to Canada in 1991 and lives with her husband and two sons near Toronto.

Table of Contents

My Grandmothers Silver Jewellery Box 1

Eds Receipt 19

My Mothers Crocheted Tablecloth 33

Chocolate-Chip Cookies 41

The Sunday Star 48

Rachel's Letter 60

A Sound Recorder and a Microphone 66

The List of Names 83

Shaadis Card 91

A Persian Poem in the Russian Alphabet 99

A Persian Song Named Soltan-eh Ghalbha (King of Hearts) 107

Fatelessness and The Diary of Anne Frank 114

My Dragonfly Brooch 126

Photos of My Children 134

My Canadian Passport 149

My Rosary 169

A Star-Shaped Christmas Cookie 177

A Jar of Folic-Acid Supplements 186

My Happy-Daisy Slippers and a Broken Umbrella 196

A Dream Catcher 207

Jasmines Poem about the Night Sky 217

Letters from My Cellmates, and My Barbie Doll 229

An Elastic Band for Making a Ponytail 243

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