By Marina Nemat
Marina Nemat’s bestselling Prisoner of Tehran chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment within the infamous Evin felony as in Eighties innovative Iran. In her new e-book, Nemat presents a riveting account of her break out from Iran and her trip to Canada, through Hungary, together with her husband and youngster son in 1991.
Settling right into a new lifestyles as immigrants, she and her husband locate jobs, increase their teenagers, and likely adapt. yet inwardly, Nemat is suffering. Haunted through survivor’s guilt, she feels forced to talk out approximately what occurred to her in legal. Her account turns into a bestselling ebook; and back her lifestyles is modified. a narrative of braveness and restoration, After Tehran chronicles Nemat’s war of words along with her earlier, how she re-engages along with her far away father, and the way eventually she emerges from the emotional ravages of posttraumatic tension.
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