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By Marina Nemat

ISBN-10: 0670064629

ISBN-13: 9780670064625

Marina Nemat’s bestselling Prisoner of Tehran chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment within the infamous Evin criminal as in Nineteen Eighties innovative Iran. In her new booklet, Nemat presents a riveting account of her break out from Iran and her trip to Canada, through Hungary, together with her husband and baby son in 1991.

Settling right into a new existence as immigrants, she and her husband locate jobs, elevate their teenagers, and probably adapt. yet inwardly, Nemat is suffering. Haunted by means of survivor’s guilt, she feels pressured to talk out approximately what occurred to her in criminal. Her account turns into a bestselling publication; and back her existence is modified. a narrative of braveness and restoration, After Tehran chronicles Nemat’s disagreement together with her earlier, how she re-engages along with her far-off father, and the way finally she emerges from the emotional ravages of posttraumatic rigidity.

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17510$ $CH1 09-16-09 10:24:23 PS PAGE 51 XL Like conquerors, unable to return, in a foreign country, I see myself in every thing, the heart vast, like a third-world country, inaccessible, I contract, I dilate, one step into death, and return, I accept, I decline, she trusts me with signs, which I interpret, when her eyelashes bat, lover, whose look kills, her speech has the secret of fire, in solitude, after obstacle, earthen walls, sepulcher for the old world, which the sun enamels, the musician changes key, the migrants dance, morning birds, in a meager spring, fistfuls of insects, in the voluptuousness of the distant land.

17510$ $CH1 09-16-09 10:24:16 PS PAGE 29 mountain color, that the sea wind shades, under what rubble to restore it, in what forgetfulness to speak to it, of wood or of stone, on the paths outside the walls, toward a desert that welcomes me, at camels’ pace, the dogs bark in the darkness, the hearth affixes the sign of the beloved, on the walls of night sitting without moving, in the heart of ardent cacti, coming out of the apocalypse, I warm myself at her fire, and pet the speckled lion cubs, which surround her.

35 ................. 17510$ $CH1 09-16-09 10:24:19 PS PAGE 35 XXVI On forgotten tracks, in unnamed places, I see the chorus of mourners, on the south banks, I look at homes in ruin, in the cool morning, I admire her, who wears the mask of pain, the dead cross the black footbridge, and pluck the fruits of silence, the rain crisscrosses the gray light, I said, yes, I’ll come, without ruse, or shield, that’s how I replied, to her who spoke, with a cut heart, hunted, without cover, on the plain, the four winds brought contradictory messages, she says, I will divide myself, I will be new, like the sun, each day.

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