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An insightful read,
This review is from: Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail (Paperback)
A very insightful read at issues surrounding, religion, politics and gender in Terhan during the 1980s and beyond. This is what I like most about this book as I had very little knowledge around these subjects in relation to Iran. Marina also provides a good amount of historical information regarding some of Iran's wars and revolutions and their effect on the people of Iran without dragging it out and making it boring.
I found the book hard to put down. Although it is upsetting it also shows hope and kindness. Marina give a good account of her life in Evin prison and the prisoners she met there and includes their treatment by the guards and the interregations they faced.
Marina gives a good account of the difficult decision she made in order to get out of Evin prison which was marrying one of the guards. This involved Marina coverting to islam after being blackmailed by the guard. It is a book full of diffult decisions and choices made in order to survive living in Iran at that time.