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In 1982, 16-year-old Marina Nemat was arrested on false charges by Iranian Revolutionary Guards and tortured in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. At a time when most Western teenaged girls are choosing their prom dresses, Nemat was having her feet beaten by men with cables and listening to gunshots as her friends were being executed. She survived only because one of the guards fell in love with her and threatened to harm her family if she refused to marry him. Soon after her forced conversion to Islam and marriage, her husband was assassinated by rival factions. Nemat was returned to prison but, ironically, it was her captor's family who eventually secured her release. An extraordinary tale of faith and survival, Prisoner of Tehran is a testament to the power of love in the face of evil and injustice.

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Prisoner of Tehran
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January 29th, 2014
An engaging memoir that really makes one question whether we are being politically active enough in our own countries to prevent something similar from happening.
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January 23rd, 2014
I wholeheartedly recommend this read. It serves as a powerful reminder of what faith and determination can overcome.
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Prisoner of Tehran
November 9th, 2013
Amazing Book .....would love to meet you someday!!
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September 14th, 2013
Excellent read! Compelling story that begins with a 16 year old girl. Very hard to put down and hard not to feel some emotion during this read. It was an eye opener I would recommend to everyone.
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Excellent book.
February 13th, 2013
Great book. Well written and very shocking.
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