The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | Yesterday, 10:42am

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
  1. $16.77 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
List price: $16.25
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Middle East- Iran and Persia

Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth-A Memoir of Iran

by

Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth-A Memoir of Iran Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“A courageous book by a gifted journalist that peels back the many layers of repression faced by journalists in Iran. Entekhabifard has written an affecting, emotionally rich memoir that is a must-read for anyone concerned with the current Iranian predicament, women’s rights, or the plight of journalists in authoritarian states.”—Afshin Molavi

Camelia Entekhabifard was six years old in 1979 when the shah of Iran was overthrown by revolutionary supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Despite the terrors and deprivation of the long Iran/Iraq war, and the constant threat of the religious police patrolling their neighborhood, the Entekhabifards chose to stay in Tehran, incredibly surviving two decades of violent change, though some family members were disappeared by the Ayatollah’s military forces.

By the age of sixteen, Camelia was a nationally celebrated poet, and at eighteen she was one of the youngest reformist journalists in Tehran. Just eight years later she was imprisoned, held in solitary confinement, and charged with breaching national security and challenging the authority of the Islamic regime.

After months of solitary confinement and daily interrogation, Camelia confesses to crimes she did not commit, and comes to believe that she is in love with her brutal interrogator. Thus unfolds a dramatic account of this morally ambivalent and emotionally troubling relationship. Once outside of prison, Camelia must struggle anew for her freedom, and find her way out of the compromising secrets she shares with this dangerous and powerful man.

Camelia is both a story of growing up in post-revolutionary Tehran and a haunting reminder of the consequences of speaking the truth in a repressive society.

Camelia Entekhabifard, a journalist and native of Tehran, currently lives in New York City and spends part of her time reporting from Afghanistan.

Synopsis:

One daring young woman's journey to freedom in contemporary Iran.

Synopsis:

Camelia Entekhabifard was six years old in 1979 when the shah of Iran was overthrown by revolutionary supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. By the age of sixteen, Camelia was a nationally celebrated poet, and at eighteen she was one of the youngest reformist journalists in Tehran. Just eight years later she was imprisoned, held in solitary confinement, and charged with breaching national security and challenging the authority of the Islamic regime. Camelia is both a story of growing up in post-revolutionary Tehran and a haunting reminder of the consequences of speaking the truth in a repressive society.

About the Author

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard is a journalist, poet, and writer who grew up during the Iranian Revolution and wrote for leading reformist newpapers covering controversial stories until her imprisonment in 1999. Officially released on condition that she work for the Iranian government, she escaped to the U.S. and now works from Afghanistan covering current affairs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583228333
Author:
Entekhabifard, Camel
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Translator:
Murer, George
Author:
Entekhabifard , Camelia
Author:
Murer, George
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 in 9.5 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Travellers History of Turkey 4TH Edition Used Trade Paper $10.50
  2. Turkey Unveiled Used Trade Paper $12.50
  3. A Traveller's History of Egypt... Used Trade Paper $1.95
  4. Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. Unbowed: A Memoir (Vintage)
    Used Trade Paper $10.50
  6. O Jerusalem! (72 Edition) Used Trade Paper $10.00

Related Subjects

Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Middle East » Iran and Persia
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth-A Memoir of Iran Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583228333 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
One daring young woman's journey to freedom in contemporary Iran.
"Synopsis" by , Camelia Entekhabifard was six years old in 1979 when the shah of Iran was overthrown by revolutionary supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. By the age of sixteen, Camelia was a nationally celebrated poet, and at eighteen she was one of the youngest reformist journalists in Tehran. Just eight years later she was imprisoned, held in solitary confinement, and charged with breaching national security and challenging the authority of the Islamic regime. Camelia is both a story of growing up in post-revolutionary Tehran and a haunting reminder of the consequences of speaking the truth in a repressive society.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.