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A book, in which, an Iranian human rights lawyer and activist tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. It is an illuminating depiction of life in Iran today as well as the account of the author's personal struggle to uphold her work and keep her family together.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
A book, in which, an Iranian human rights lawyer and activist tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. It is an illuminating depiction of life in Iran today as well as the account of the author's personal struggle to uphold her work and keep her family together.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Ebury Publishing
  • Seitenzahl: 286
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. April 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 125mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 212g
  • ISBN-13: 9781846045028
  • ISBN-10: 1846045029
  • Artikelnr.: 46620718
Autorenporträt
Born in 1947, Shirin Ebadi trained in law, obtained a doctorate from Tehran University and served as a judge from March 1969 - the first woman ever to do so in Iran. Following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in February 1979 she, and other female judges, were dismissed from their posts and given clerical duties (in Ebadi's case, in the very court she had presided over). She resigned in protest and was, in effect, housebound for many years until finally, in 1992, she succeeded in obtaining a lawyer's license and setting up her own practice. She then represented various high-profile cases of political victims, journalists, child custody cases and others until she was forced to live in exile in London.
Rezensionen
[Shirin] Ebadi recounts the cycle of sinister assaults she faced after she won the Nobel Prize in 2003. Her new memoir, written as a novel-like narrative, captures the precariousness of her situation and her determination to stand firm. The Washington Post

Powerful . . . Although [Ebadi s] memoir underscores that a slow change will have to come from within Iran, it is also proof of the stunning effects of her nonviolent struggle on behalf of those who bravely, and at a very high cost, keep pushing for the most basic rights. The New York Times Book Review

Shirin Ebadi is quite simply the most vital voice for freedom and human rights in Iran. Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and Zealot

Shirin Ebadi writes of exile hauntingly and speaks of Iran, her homeland, as the poets do. Ebadi is unafraid of addressing the personal as well as the political and does both fiercely, with introspection and fire. Fatima Bhutto, author of The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

I would encourage all to read Dr. Shirin Ebadi s memoir and to understand how her struggle for human rights continued after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. It is also fascinating to see how she has been affected positively and negatively by her Nobel Prize. This is a must read for all. Desmond Tutu

A revealing portrait of the state of political oppression in Iran . . . [Ebadi] is an inspiring figure, and her suspenseful, evocative story is unforgettable. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Ebadi s courage and strength of character are evident throughout this engrossing text, which illuminates the power the few have had over the many, particularly the women and children of Iran. The captivating and candid story of a woman who took on the Iranian government and survived, despite every attempt to make her fail. Kirkus Reviews
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