The Stoning of Soraya M.: A Story of Injustice in Iran

The Stoning of Soraya M.: A Story of Injustice in Iran

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ISBN-13: 9781611450255
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 04/27/2011
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 502,212
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 5.10(d)

About the Author

Freidoune Sahebjam, the son of a former Iranian ambassador, is a journalist who was sentenced to death in absentia for his undercover reporting criticizing the Iranian government. He lives in hiding in France.

Richard Seaver was a publisher, editor, and translator. He passed away in 2009.

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The Stoning of Soraya M.: A Story of Injustice in Iran 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A couple of years ago I saw the movie the Stoning of Soraya M. The book had not been re-released yet (it was pulled off the shelves for several years), but I preordered almost immediately after watching the film. This book exposes the darkest side of extremism. The story will break your heart, and then break it again. The hardships this woman faced, and women continue to face in remote villages in the middle east are terrifying and should make us all grateful that our (women’s) lives are held as precious and not disposable. As a mother I read this book thinking of the children that were affected and touched by Soraya M.’s life, as woman I imagine her pain and despair when she is cast aside for something “better”. Many may find this book (and the movie) difficult to read/watch. Many will not finish it, but for those of us that were able to fight through the tears to the bitter end, we learn valuable lessons. Sometimes honesty is not enough. Sometimes love is not enough. Sometimes this world is cruel and unfair. Please take caution when reading this book or watching the movie, it is not for children (it is barely for adults). It deals with and details horrific acts and horrible situations and does not have a “happy” ending.
I_Am_Human_Too More than 1 year ago
I am getting ready to buy this book. I just finished watching the movie and became horrified at the lengths some will go through to get what they want. I cannot wait to read the book for a more indepth insight into this despicable behavior of women. My heart goes out to the children who were victims in this horrendous story. Anyone who doesn't get what happened really was not paying attention.
DanikaNN More than 1 year ago
This story is a must read...It has the tendency to elicit a very strong and real response to the plight of women in the middle east.
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Suvorov More than 1 year ago
This was like a bucket of cold water thrown in my face. Although I know this goes on, reading the story of one specific woman made it so much worse. I knew how it was going to end but found myself hoping and praying that someone would do something. This book made me appreciate my freedoms even more than I already do. I was so disgusted with how an entire community knew the truth and not only said nothing, but went right along with it. They participated. I went through so many emotions while reading and then later thinking about this story. I don't even know how to explain it. Be prepared to be outraged, disgusted, sick and more. This book pulls no punches and the actual stoning is described in vivid detail. It almost seems vulgar, but is so important because I think we sometimes don't completely grasp the full extent of this vicious and barbaric practice.
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Needed to get to the point. Didnt finish the book
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This was an amazing read. Its been a weeks since ive read the book and i still cant get the thoughts out of my head. Freidoune Sahebjam Did a great job telling the world Soraya's Story.
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Massiee2003 More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing, people need to read this book so Soraya can tell her story and help women who are in the same dangers that she was in.
JeninCA More than 1 year ago
I read the book and saw the movie. It is a thought provoking and hard look into the lives of women in Muslim countries. They are considered property and have no rights. As a woman and a mother, I can't even begin to imagine the horror this poor woman endured at the hands of her husband.
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whisper_hello More than 1 year ago
Ok so im only 14 and most adults tend to just assume that children, especially teens don't know what their talking about. I might be a child but i am a girl and the circumstances in this book show exactly why we need to be fighting in the MIDDLE EAST. Women are treated as second class citizens over there and what's more, property. I just can't stand people who are all "make love not war" I mean what the heck, stuff like this is going on and we are just supposed to sit on our lazy butts and do nothing about it. No wonder other countries don't have any respect for americans. As for our new so called wonderful president Obama well he's trying to make friends with the muslims. Yes, thats great lets make friends with the people who treat women with such utter cruelty and disrespect that I can't even fathom it. As for the book, I highly recommend it to everyone. If you are to lazy to read then guess what there's a movie about to hit theatres and you can see the trailer just about anywhere on the internet.
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