Iran Awakening

Iran Awakening

A Memoir of Revolution and Hope

Book - 2006
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The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work.

Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi – raped, tortured and murdered in Iran – Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home.

Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today. She rose quickly to become the first female judge in the country; but when the religious authorities declared women unfit to serve as judges she was demoted to clerk in the courtroom she had once presided over. She eventually fought her way back as a human rights lawyer, defending women and children in politically charged cases that most lawyers were afraid to represent. She has been arrested and been the target of assassination, but through it all has spoken out with quiet bravery on behalf of the victims of injustice and discrimination and become a powerful voice for change, almost universally embraced as a hero.

Her memoir is a gripping story – a must-read for anyone interested in Zara Kazemi’s case, in the life of a remarkable woman, or in understanding the political and religious upheaval in our world.

Baker & Taylor
A female judge reveals the repressiveness of the Iranian regime as she tells her story of demotion to court clerk, her return to public life as a human rights lawyer, and her fight against arrest and assassination attempts.

Baker
& Taylor

The repressiveness of the Iranian regime rings loud as a female judge tells her story of demotion to court clerk, her return to public life as a human rights lawyer, her fight against arrest and assassination attempts, and her eventual embrace by the world when she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. 150,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400064700
1400064708
Branch Call Number: Biography Ib1i
Characteristics: xvi, 232 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Moaveni, Azadeh 1976-

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balakumarnair
Aug 30, 2017

Good read; information about Iran and her revolution from someone who lived through it.

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awake88
Jul 10, 2009

Book by noble prize winner for peace shirin ebadi

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