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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 Kazemi’s case, in the life of a remarkable woman, or in understanding the political and religious upheaval in our world.

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Synopsis:

The repressiveness of the Iranian regime rings loud as a female judge tells her story of demotion to court clerk, her return to public life as a human rights lawyer, her fight against arrest and assassination attempts, and her eventual embrace by the world when she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. 150,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

The winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize is an advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution. Best known here 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 chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls. Outspoken, controversial, Ebadi became the first female judge in Iran; when the religious authorities declared women unfit as judges, she fought her way back as a human rights lawyer, defending women and children in cases that most lawyers were afraid to represent.--From publisher description.

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.

Table of Contents

A Tehran girlhood — Discovering justice — The bitter taste of revolution — Iran at war — War of the cities — Strange times, my darling — From the living room to the courtroom — Terror and the republic — An experiment in hope — A conscientious prisoner — In the shadows of reform — The Nobel Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588365460
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Personal Memoirs
Author:
Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni
Author:
ʻIbādī, Shīrīn
Author:
Ebadi, Shirin
Author:
Moaveni, Azadeh
Author:
ʻIbādī, Shīrīn
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
History : Middle East - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women lawyers
Subject:
Nobel prizes
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Middle East - Iran
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
Middle East-Iran/Persia
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
Middle East-Iran and Persia
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Series Volume:
A Memoir of Revoluti
Publication Date:
2006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
232

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Lawyers and Judges
Biography » Political
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Law » Schools and Careers
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Reference » General

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Product details 232 pages Random House - English 9781588365460 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The repressiveness of the Iranian regime rings loud as a female judge tells her story of demotion to court clerk, her return to public life as a human rights lawyer, her fight against arrest and assassination attempts, and her eventual embrace by the world when she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. 150,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , The winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize is an advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution. Best known here 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 chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls. Outspoken, controversial, Ebadi became the first female judge in Iran; when the religious authorities declared women unfit as judges, she fought her way back as a human rights lawyer, defending women and children in cases that most lawyers were afraid to represent.--From publisher description.
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