My Life As a Traitor: A Story of Courage and Survival in Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

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It was part youthful zeal and part teen crush that led Zarah Ghahramani to join a student protest movement. But dabbling in student politics was to lead to disaster when one day she was bundled into a car and taken to Tehran's most notorious prison: Evin. Far from her comfortable middle-class home, Zarah had to find refuge from her ruthless interrogators in a windowless concrete cell. Day after day she was humiliated and viciously beaten until all she wanted was simply to die, her spirit broken. In My Life as a Traitor, Zarah tells the story of her horrifying ordeal and her eventual release, and describes the ways it changed the na´ve nineteen-year-old she once was into a woman of courage and determination.
 

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37. My Life as a Traitor (Audio)] by Zarah Ghahramani, with Robert Hillman, read by Marjanne Doree (2006, 260 pages in paper format, Read June 18-27) Ghahramani was a 20-year-old Iranian college ... Read full review

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37. My Life as a Traitor (Audio)] by Zarah Ghahramani, with Robert Hillman, read by Marjanne Doree (2006, 260 pages in paper format, Read June 18-27) Ghahramani was a 20-year-old Iranian college ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
12
Section 4
16
Section 5
21
Section 6
26
Section 7
32
Section 8
43
Section 14
120
Section 15
128
Section 16
148
Section 17
158
Section 18
164
Section 19
169
Section 20
178
Section 21
189

Section 9
61
Section 10
73
Section 11
86
Section 12
96
Section 13
107
Section 22
204
Section 23
213
Section 24
238
Section 25
249
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About the author (2012)

Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981. She is now permanently resident in Australia. This is her first book. Her co-writer, Robert Hillman, was born in 1948 and grew up in rural Victoria. He has written several novels as well as poetry and short fiction. His 2004 memoir, The Boy in the Green Suit, won Australia's National Biography Award. My Life As a Traitor has also been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.

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