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My Life as a Traitor: An Iranian Memoir

 
 
 
 
My Life as a Traitor: An Iranian Memoir
Author: Zarah Ghahramani - Robert Hillman
ISBN 13: 9780374531645
ISBN 10: 374531641
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $18.00
 
 

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.

The New York Times Book Review - Sarah Wildman

The details here are sharp, evocative—and angry…Ghahramani's descriptions of torture are described unsparingly.