Robert Hillman, an Australian writer, met and befriended Zarah in Iran in 2003 and helped her to escape to Australia, where she now has permanent residency. My Life as a Traitor is a beautifully written memoir of Zarah's life in Iran, revealing the human face behind the turmoil of the modern Middle East.
©2008 Zarah Ghahramani and Robert Hillman; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
"Beautifully written, it's horrifying, enlightening and, ultimately, uplifting. (The Sunday Telegraph, London)
"Reading...My Life as a Traitor moves the reader repeatedly between poles of darkness and light, fear and hope, beauty and ugliness>." (The Courier-Mail)
I was a little reluctant to listen to this book in case it was a 7+ hour recap of torture and gruesome details. While the author does describe her treatment in prison, she alternates this with descriptions of life in Iran and how things have changed over the years there. Overall, it was interesting, but I wish the book had contained an update on her life today - I ended up having to Google her in order to find out where she is now and how she is.
Yes, this book opened my eyes to a different culter.
How she related the past with the present.
What it was like in Iran...
Yes, but couldn't...
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