Prisoner of Tehran by Marina NematMarina Nemats peaceful childhood in Tehran was shattered when the Iranian Revolution of 1979 ushered in a new era of Islamic rule. After complaining to her teachers about lessons being replaced by Koran study, Marina was arrested late one evening. She was taken to the notorious prison, Evin, where she was interrogated and tortured. Aged sixteen, she was sentenced to death.
Prisoner of Tehran is the astonishing account of one womans remarkable courage in the face of terror and her quest for freedom.
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Prisoner of Tehran
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Barbara Yaraghi stars in Prisoner of Tehran, based on the bestselling international memoir by Marina Nemat. The story that Martina Nemat tells in her best-selling memoir Prisoner of Tehran is so extraordinary, it can't fail to hold your attention in any format. In , at just 16 years old, Nemat was thrown into Iran's notorious Evin Prison for protesting the new fundamentalist regime along with many of her teenage friends. In order to escape execution and save her family, she eventually had to convert from Christianity to Islam and marry one of her torturers. Maja Ardal, creator of the acclaimed one-women show You Fancy Yourself , has now adapted this recent Canada Reads finalist into a fast-paced play.
In her heartbreaking, triumphant, and elegantly written memoir, Prisoner of Tehran , Marina Nemat tells the heart-pounding story of her life as a young girl in Iran during the early days of Ayatollah Khomeini's brutal Islamic Revolution. What would you give up to protect your loved ones? Your life? In January , Marina Nemat, then just sixteen years old, was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death for political crimes. Until then, her life in Tehran had centered around school, summer parties at the lake, and her crush on Andre, the young man she had met at church. But when math and history were subordinated to the study of the Koran and political propaganda, Marina protested.
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