Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Marina Nemat

In 1982, 16 year old Marina Nemat was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death for political crimes. One of the guards fell in love with her eventually made her convert to the Islam faith and marry him in order to save her life. Part of the book tells of her life before the 2 years in prison. You get a feel for the political history and terrible unrest of Iran and Iraq in the 1980s.

With the situation in that part of the world today, this is an excellent background book as well as a fascinating one.

Sue N, Youth Services

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