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My Life as a Traitor | [Zarah Ghahramani, Robert Hillman]

My Life as a Traitor

Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981, two years after Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to establish the Islamic Republic. Her life changed suddenly in 2001 when, after having taken part in student demonstrations, she was arrested (literally snatched off the street by secret police) and charged with "inciting crimes against the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran". While imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison she faced brutal interrogation: her head was shaved, and she was beaten.
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Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981, two years after Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to establish the Islamic Republic. Her life changed suddenly in 2001 when, after having taken part in student demonstrations, she was arrested (literally snatched off the street by secret police) and charged with "inciting crimes against the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran". While imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, she faced brutal interrogation: her head was shaved and she was beaten. After being released, she was forbidden to return to university, and soon realized that she had no future in her native land.

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

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"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)

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    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.

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