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Title:
After Tehran : a life reclaimed
Author:
Nemat, Marina, 1965-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2011.

©2010
Physical Description:
258 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Following her escape from Iran, Nemat builds a new life in Canada with her husband and infant son. But she is haunted by survivor's guilt and feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison.
General Note:
Originally published: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2010.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780143175711
Format :
Book

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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.

Her story is one of courage and recovery, an amazing tale of resilience written by a truly inspiring woman.



Author Notes

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 Boxp. 1
Eds Receiptp. 19
My Mothers Crocheted Tableclothp. 33
Chocolate-Chip Cookiesp. 41
The Sunday Starp. 48
Rachel's Letterp. 60
A Sound Recorder and a Microphonep. 66
The List of Namesp. 83
Shaadis Cardp. 91
A Persian Poem in the Russian Alphabetp. 99
A Persian Song Named Soltan-eh Ghalbha (King of Hearts)p. 107
Fatelessness and The Diary of Anne Frankp. 114
My Dragonfly Broochp. 126
Photos of My Childrenp. 134
My Canadian Passportp. 149
My Rosaryp. 169
A Star-Shaped Christmas Cookiep. 177
A Jar of Folic-Acid Supplementsp. 186
My Happy-Daisy Slippers and a Broken Umbrellap. 196
A Dream Catcherp. 207
Jasmines Poem about the Night Skyp. 217
Letters from My Cellmates, and My Barbie Dollp. 229
An Elastic Band for Making a Ponytailp. 243