My Life as a Traitor by Zarah Ghahramani audiobook

My Life as a Traitor: An Iranian Memoir

By Zarah Ghahramani , with Robert Hillman
Read by Marjanne Dorée

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
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Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981, two years after Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to establish the Islamic Republic. Her life changed suddenly in 2001 when, after having taken part in student demonstrations, she was arrested—literally snatched off the street by secret police—and charged with "inciting crimes against the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran." While imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, she faced brutal interrogation, her head was shaved, and she was beaten. After being released, she was forbidden to return to the university and soon realized that she had no future in her native land. Robert Hillman, an Australian writer, met and befriended Zarah in Iran in 2003 and helped her to escape to Australia, where she now has permanent residency. My Life as a Traitor is a beautifully written memoir of Zarah's life in Iran, revealing the human face behind the turmoil of the modern Middle East.

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Summary

Summary

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2008

Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981, two years after Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to establish the Islamic Republic. Her life changed suddenly in 2001 when, after having taken part in student demonstrations, she was arrested—literally snatched off the street by secret police—and charged with "inciting crimes against the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran."

While imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, she faced brutal interrogation, her head was shaved, and she was beaten. After being released, she was forbidden to return to the university and soon realized that she had no future in her native land.

Robert Hillman, an Australian writer, met and befriended Zarah in Iran in 2003 and helped her to escape to Australia, where she now has permanent residency. My Life as a Traitor is a beautifully written memoir of Zarah's life in Iran, revealing the human face behind the turmoil of the modern Middle East.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Marjanne Dorée speaks in three languages, each appropriate to the context: perfect American English for the author’s words, English with a genuine Farsi accent when Iranians are speaking, and Farsi for Persian names and places. Her linguistic skill brings a picturesque authenticity to each situation. Her gentle and taciturn voice can switch from shocking, when recounting the guards’ profanities, to warm, when describing the author’s mother and father. Ghahramani’s vehicle of placing herself in the milieu of her country’s turmoil creates a colorful self-portrait.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Zarah Ghahramani

Author Bio: Zarah Ghahramani

Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981. After her release from prison, she moved to Australia. My Life as a Traitor is her first book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English