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.
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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