My Life as a Traitor: An Iranian Memoir

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At the age of twenty, Zarah Ghahramani was swept off the streets of Tehran and taken to the notorious Evin prison, where criminals and political dissidents were held side by side in conditions of legendary brutality. In this richly textured memoir, she tells the terrifying, inspiring story of her time in prison. My Life as a Traitor celebrates a triumph of the individual over the state and is an affecting addition to the literature of struggle and dissent.

Author: Zarah Ghahramani
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: 01/06/2009
Pages: 242
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.70d
ISBN13: 9780374531645
ISBN10: 0374531641
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Women
- Social Science | Islamic Studies
- Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs

About the Author

Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981. After her release from prison, she moved to Australia. My Life as a Traitor is her first book. Robert Hillman is a journalist and novelist who has traveled widely in the Middle East.

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