By Marina Nemat
Marina Nemat’s bestselling Prisoner of Tehran chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment within the infamous Evin criminal as in Nineteen Eighties progressive Iran. In her new publication, Nemat offers a riveting account of her break out from Iran and her trip to Canada, through Hungary, along with her husband and baby son in 1991.
Settling right into a new existence as immigrants, she and her husband locate jobs, elevate their childrens, and possible adapt. yet inwardly, Nemat is suffering. Haunted via survivor’s guilt, she feels pressured to talk out approximately what occurred to her in felony. Her account turns into a bestselling publication; and back her existence is modified. a narrative of braveness and restoration, After Tehran chronicles Nemat’s war of words together with her prior, how she re-engages along with her far-off father, and the way finally she emerges from the emotional ravages of posttraumatic pressure.
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