Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 30, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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On the morning of January 31, 2009, Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist working in Iran, was forced from her home by four men and secretly detained in Iran's notorious Evin Prison. The intelligence agents who captured her accused her of espionage—a charge she denied. For several days, Saberi was held in solitary confinement, ruthlessly interrogated, and cut off from the outside world. For weeks, neither her family nor her friends knew her whereabouts.

After a sham trial that made headlines around the world, the thirty-one-year-old reporter was sentenced to eight years in prison. But following international pressure by family, friends, colleagues, various governments, and total strangers, she was released on appeal on May 11, 2009. Now Saberi breaks her silence to share the full account of her ordeal, describing in vivid detail the methods that Iranian hard-liners are using to try to intimidate and control many of the country's people.

In this gripping and inspirational true story, Saberi writes movingly of her imprisonment, her trial, her eventual release, and the faith that helped her through it all. Her recollections are interwoven with insights into Iranian society, the Islamic regime, and U.S.-Iran relations, as well as stories of her fellow prisoners—many of whom were jailed for their pursuit of human rights, including freedom of speech, association, and religion. Saberi gains strength and wisdom from her cellmates who support her throughout a grueling hunger strike and remind her of the humanity that remains, even when they are denied the most basic rights.

Between Two Worlds is also a deeply revealing account of this tumultuous country and the ongoing struggle for freedom that is being fought inside Evin Prison and on the streets of Iran. From her heartfelt perspective, Saberi offers a rich, dramatic, and illuminating portrait of Iran as it undergoes a striking, historic transformation.

  

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User Review  - steadfastreader - LibraryThing

This book was fascinating. Written by the female journalist who was arrested and held in an Iranian prison for eight months. It gives a great overview of what it might be like to live as an American female in Iran and what the inside of an Iranian prison is like. Read full review

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User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

Reading Roxana's story made me very emotional. I spent almost the entire 336 pages enraged by the injustices she faced. I went into this book ignorant of many aspects of Iranian culture, and found ... Read full review

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aCknowledgMents
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glossary
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seleCted BIBlIograPhy and suggestIons
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About the author (2010)

Roxana Saberi has reported for ABC Radio, the BBC, Feature Story News, Fox News, NPR, and PRI. She lived in Iran from February 2003 to May 2009 and currently resides in the United States.

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