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Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle at the Crossroads of History

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The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work.

Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi - raped, tortured and murdered in Iran - Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home.

Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today. She rose quickly to become the first female judge in the country; but when the religious authorities declared women unfit to serve as judges she was demoted to clerk in the courtroom she had once presided over. She eventually fought her way back as a human rights lawyer, defending women and children in politically charged cases that most lawyers were afraid to represent. She has been arrested and been the target of assassination, but through it all has spoken out with quiet bravery on behalf of the victims of injustice and discrimination and become a powerful voice for change, almost universally embraced as a hero.

Her memoir is a gripping story - a must-read for anyone interested in Zara Kazemis case, in the life of a remarkable woman, or in understanding the political and religious upheaval in our world.

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About the Author

Shirin Ebadi is one of the leading human rights activists in the world. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. She continues to work as a lawyer in Tehran while also lecturing widely around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780676978032
Subtitle:
From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle at the Crossroads of History
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Author:
Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni
Author:
Moaveni, Azadeh
Author:
Ebadi, Shirin
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
16 BandW PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5.28 x .59 in .41 lb

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History and Social Science » Middle East » Iran and Persia

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