After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed (Review)

I’ve left my thoughts on this book for a few days now, percolating, because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say or how I felt about it. I’m still not sure that I can do the book justice, but I’m going to try.

After Tehran is a follow-up to Nemat’s first memoir, Prisoner of Tehran, which recounts her imprisonment in the notorious Evin Prison. This book, unlike the last one, focuses more on her life after moving to Canada; in fact, a lot after – she is narrating the memoir from her point of view at least twenty years after immigrating here.

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The Word On The Street: Toronto 2010

This past Sunday, I went to The Word On the Street for the first time, in Toronto. I had myself…

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Prisoner of Tehran (Review)

For the most part, I enjoyed the way that Nemat told her story, especially how she details the way she felt at different points in her life and this experience, and how things changed for her over time. Many of the hardships that she endured were re-told in such a way that you almost felt like you were there with her, inside her skin, experiencing the Islamic Revolution for yourself. You could feel the fear and uncertainty.

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