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Marina Nemat: "After Tehran"

November 21, 2011 | Erin | Comments (1)

Join us at Cedarbrae for a special Eh List author visit and talk by Marina Nemat. 8110d3a84cbc8dcae21a03e3e1e1


Marina Nemat's bestselling "Prisoner of Tehran" chronicled her arrest, torture, two-year imprisonment, and marriage to one of her captors as a teenager in 1980s Iran. In her new book, Nemat provides a riveting account of her escape from Iran and her 1991 journey to Canada, via Hungary, with her new husband and infant son.

If her first book recounts her ordeal, her second, After Tehran counts the cost of telling about it. As reaction to the memoir unfolded, Nemat had to cope with the responses of her family. Ghosts were resurfacing everywhere, some of them old friends she had thought dead, others fellow Evin survivors who decried her as a traitor who had literally slept with the enemy. So she turned to writing, as she had before, to stitch her life back together, in an account as graceful, honest, and revelatory as her original (from a review by Brian Bethune, MacLean's Magazine).

Photo by Sjoerd Witteveen

You can watch a book trailer for After Tehran here:     

Marina Nemat After Tehran

    Thu Nov 24, 2011

    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


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