Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope PDF/EPUB

Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope PDF/EPUB

Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope ☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope By Shirin Ebadi ✑ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In this remarkable book, Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, tells her extraordinary life storyDr Ebadi is a tireless voice for reform in her native In this remarkable book, Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human A Memoir PDF/EPUB é rights lawyer and activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, tells her extraordinary life storyDr Ebadi is a tireless voice for reform in her native Iran, where she argues for a new interpretation of Sharia law in harmony with vital human rights such as democracy, equality before the law, religious freedom and freedom of speech She is known for defending dissident figures, and for the establishment of a number of non profit grassroots organisations dedicated to human Iran Awakening: MOBI :Ú rights Inshe became the first Muslim woman, and the first Iranian, to be awarded the Nobel Peace PrizeShe chronicles her childhood and upbringing before the Iranian Revolution, her education and student years at the University of Tehran, her marriage and its challenges, her religious faith, and her life as a mother and as an advocate for the oppressed As a human rights campaigner, in particular for women, children and political prisoners in Iran, her autobiography is a must read for anyone fascinated by the life Awakening: A Memoir Kindle ´ story and beliefs of a courageous and unusual woman, as well as those interested in current events especially those of the Middle East , and those who want to know the truth about the position of women in a Muslim society.


10 thoughts on “Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope

  1. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestDNF 6%I m cleaning out my Kindle and trying to get rid of anything that doesn t spark joy IRAN AWAKENING has been languishing on my e reader for years, ever since I bought it while on sale As I ve said before in previous posts, I rate everything I read purely on how enjoyable I found the book, which is how literary classics sometimes warrant one star reviews and eroticas and comic books get five Sometimes there are academic books Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestDNF 6%I m cleaning out my Kindle and trying to get rid of anything that doesn t spark joy IRAN AWAKENING has been languishing on my e reader for years, ever since I bought it while on sale As I ve said before in previous posts, I rate everything I read purely on how enjoyable I found the book, which is how literary classics sometimes warrant one star reviews and eroticas and comic books get five Sometimes there are academic books that are incredibly enjoyable, but far too often they end up seeming dry That is my primary issue with IRAN AWAKENING Shirin Ebadi has done great work as a lawyer, and she has led an interesting life, but I just don t really feel like the writing connected with me on an emotional level It s one of those books that comes across as kind of stuffy and dry I m sure I could probably work my through it during happier times, but during self isolation, I am finding myself reachingandfor engrossing, comforting reads.I m not going to finish this, but you might enjoy itthan me, and don t let my review stop you from reading it I think it would be a great resource for writing essays, as well as educating yourself on the history of the revolution in Iran particularly if you read Persepolis and found yourself wanting to learn, but it was not what I personally wanted or needed to read right now.2 stars


  2. Ale-xpressed Ale-xpressed says:

    I haven t found any book as rewarding, informing and engaging as Iran Awakening Standing in the tube on way to work those chilly winter mornings, reading it has made me silently smile, left my eyes wet, and sent shivers down my spine at other times Critical but not offensive, inspiring but not patronizing Iran s first female judge, world s first Muslim woman to win a Nobel prize that s Shirin Ebadi She is an Iranian who has lived every day of her life in Iran who has got to know the system I haven t found any book as rewarding, informing and engaging as Iran Awakening Standing in the tube on way to work those chilly winter mornings, reading it has made me silently smile, left my eyes wet, and sent shivers down my spine at other times Critical but not offensive, inspiring but not patronizing Iran s first female judge, world s first Muslim woman to win a Nobel prize that s Shirin Ebadi She is an Iranian who has lived every day of her life in Iran who has got to know the system both from the inside, as a civil servant, and from the outside, as a lawyer for its victims This book is Shirin Ebadi s private memoir of a whole country part biography, part history This is a book that says so much in a simple and classy language A story of a woman s struggle a very devotedly stubborn woman s struggle to stand steadfast at her career, society, and family in a country that had changed face and direction in a glimpse If you have any interest in modern Iran or the Revolution, this is the book you should turn to without looking elsewhere


  3. David (דוד) David (דוד) says:

    The writing of this memoir was truly one of the most important undertakings in the World Current Affairs of this time It is very, very well written The book also reminded me of reading Khaled Hosseini s A Thousand Splendid Suns because of some similarity of themes, although this one contains events that really happened and the characters mentioned in the book did or do exist.Divided into twelve chapters, they are dedicated to certain times in Shirin s and Iran s history Chapters deal with Sh The writing of this memoir was truly one of the most important undertakings in the World Current Affairs of this time It is very, very well written The book also reminded me of reading Khaled Hosseini s A Thousand Splendid Suns because of some similarity of themes, although this one contains events that really happened and the characters mentioned in the book did or do exist.Divided into twelve chapters, they are dedicated to certain times in Shirin s and Iran s history Chapters deal with Shirin s childhood herself getting involved with the Justice System in Iran, and then becoming a judge, during the time of the Shah the Revolution in 1979 life and times in Iran during the Iran Iraq War life and times in Tehran while it was being bombed the morality police and its effects on the citizens her fight for the Defense of Children s, Women s and Human Rights in court the dark days during which the intellectuals, writers, translators, poets, etc were executed hoping for reforms in the theocratic regime about and during the time of Mrs Ebadi serving some time in the jail as a political prisoner her Nobel Prize winning return to Tehran and its reactions.Although a small book, but still important, I feel that everyone should read it to understand what the people of Iran have been going through in the last sixty five years They have been under an un wanted rule of the Shah before and now forcibly under a theocratic rule of the Islamic Republic by the clerics, been repressed, restricted, forbidden, forced, and laid to a lot of injustice in the land.Much recommended


  4. Don LaVange Don LaVange says:

    This wonderful little book tells the story of an educated woman of Iran who participated in the Islamic Revolution and rose her voice to criticize it in terms of gender equality and other democratic issues, while remaining utterly faithful to her religion and to her country She won the noble prize, as she see s it for her one refrain an interpretation of Islam that is in harmony with equality and democracy is an authentic expression of faith p 204.


  5. Dina Dina says:

    There were a few times where I wanted to stop reading, because so many senseless laws were making me sick I think about how brave that women is, and what would I have done as an Iranian female, I can t even imagine I truly recomend this book Creo que hubo puntos de libro en los que quise dejar de leer, tantas leyes sin sentido me enferman No me imagino que hubiera hecho como mujer irani Creo que todos deber an leer este libro.


  6. Carole Carole says:

    I got this book to try and get a better understanding of the recent history that has lead to the current events in Iran And it was perfect It went into enough depth to give a really solid background on the history, but it s couched in a really engaging narrative that keeps it from feeling like a textbook.Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her work as a lawyer defending dissidents, women, and other victims of the Iranian regime She is deeply religious and very strongly believes I got this book to try and get a better understanding of the recent history that has lead to the current events in Iran And it was perfect It went into enough depth to give a really solid background on the history, but it s couched in a really engaging narrative that keeps it from feeling like a textbook.Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her work as a lawyer defending dissidents, women, and other victims of the Iranian regime She is deeply religious and very strongly believes that Islam, properly interpreted, does not conflict with democracy and equality.This book is a memoir of her life in Iran during events from the US orchestrated coup d etat that brought the Shah to power in 1953 to the 1979 revolution and on to the present day In order to get the book published, she sued the US Treasury Department, causing them to revise some of their provisions regarding sanctions against Iran that prohibit American publishing houses from working with Iranian authors There s so much great stuff in this book I totally recommend it


  7. Ari Ari says:

    To be clear my rating is based purely on the enjoyment entertainment factor I think Shirin Ebadi has an amazing life story and I m so glad she shared it I did feel as though she was keeping a lot of things back, not going into much detail I understand that her work is dangerous and maybe she feared repurcussions from the Iranian government but perhaps it could have been better glossed over It s hard to explain I admit she said some things that made me squirm but that s a good sign I did h To be clear my rating is based purely on the enjoyment entertainment factor I think Shirin Ebadi has an amazing life story and I m so glad she shared it I did feel as though she was keeping a lot of things back, not going into much detail I understand that her work is dangerous and maybe she feared repurcussions from the Iranian government but perhaps it could have been better glossed over It s hard to explain I admit she said some things that made me squirm but that s a good sign I did however take pause to something she said about America s previous ban on books from sanctioned countries It seemed incomprehensible to me that the U.S government, the self proclaimed protector of a free way of life, would seek to regulate what Americans oculd or could not read, a pratcie that is called censorship when enacted by authoritarian regimes pg 211 I will acknolwedge that as an American I m biased but I don t think that s censorship, especially since the U.S is not censoring its CITIZENS I am glad the ban was lifted though, I don t think sanctions should apply to books from the particular country.I also think Ms Ebadi is rather harsh, she refuses to contact her friend who left Iran She looks down on them and to me that s both arrogant and frustrating If someone is truly your friend, you will try and make the friendship work And I don t think people are abandoning their country when conditions become untolerable Ms Ebadi says When someone leaves Iran, it s as though that person has died to me We re friends so long as we share the same world, for as long as the same hopes illuminate our lives, the same anxieties keep us awake at night Years later, when my friends traveled back to Iran for short visits, I saw how right I had been We still spoke Farsi, the same blood still ran through our veins, but they were living on a different planet than I was You could find the words we exchanged in the same Persian dictionary, but it was as though we spoke diferent languages In reality, I had lost my friends pg 81 She stopped writing them letters because she considered them dead to her, to me that s a sign of a narrow minded person and not a particularly good friend.I did appreciate Ms Ebadi s hoensty She supported the Islamic Revolution and who can blame her The shah was a dictator who tried to do some good things but the awful things under his regime like the SAVAK will forever overshadow his hopes of modernizing Iran.The most revealing quote to me was the following Unfortunately, Iranians are at heart hero worshippers Whether it is the Rostam of our ancient epic poem the Shahnameh The Book of Kings , or Iman Hossein, the martyr saint of Shiism, they cling to the notion that one lofty, iconicc figure can sweep through their lives, slay their enemies and turn their world around Perhaps other cultures also believe in heroes, but Iranians do so with a unique devotion Not only do they fall in love with heroes, but they are in love with their love for them pg 147 I was starting to slowly observe the same thing from the few books I had read on Iran I don t want to be so presumptios to say they are in love with their love for heroes but I do think they seem to place all their eggs in one basket, so to speak But I m still learning about Iran but it s a country that truly fascinates me and maybe one day, I will be fortunate enough to visit


  8. Ron Ron says:

    Written by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, this highly readable memoir reaches out specifically to American readers to help them understand the Islamic Republic of Iran as the two countries continue on what gives every appearance of a collision course While Iran Persia can look back over a history of 3000 years, recent memory of political history dates from the 1953 CIA assisted overthrow of its democratically elected prime minister, Mossadegh Thethan 50 years since then, as rem Written by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, this highly readable memoir reaches out specifically to American readers to help them understand the Islamic Republic of Iran as the two countries continue on what gives every appearance of a collision course While Iran Persia can look back over a history of 3000 years, recent memory of political history dates from the 1953 CIA assisted overthrow of its democratically elected prime minister, Mossadegh Thethan 50 years since then, as remembered by Ebadi, are a record of sometimes concealed, sometimes open animosity between our two nations, leading to the current dispute over Iran s development of a nuclear capability.There are many books about Iran during these years written by outsiders, including Iranians from the West such as the co author of this book, Azadeh Moaveni, whose Lipstick Jihad tells of a return to Iran after growing up in California This book provides an insider s view of the years since the fall of the Shah in 1979, and told from a woman s point of view, it describes the experience of losing not only her professional standing as a judge but of the struggle to preserve her identity, her integrity, and finally her life, as she is marked for elimination by a death squad eager to wipe out any perceived resistance to the hard line government.Unwilling to leave her country, while long time friends and associates flee to the West, especially during the protracted and bloody war with Iraq in the 1980s, she remains behind, using her legal training to work in the defense of women and children, whose welfare is compromised by the extreme conservatism of the country s Islamic leaders In working for reform, she also attempts to achieve justice for the student victims of the government s most repressive measures of intimidation Meanwhile, she raises a family and never loses hope even after an arrest puts her in prison for a while that the democratic ideals that drove the revolution will some day be fulfilled


  9. Teghan Teghan says:

    I read this book right after I finished Infidel Due to my overwhelming response to that book, no follow up could even compare Iran Awakening is the memoir of a woman who fights injustices in Iran I found the bookto be an annotated modern history of Iran, while fascinating, I wanted to knowabout her personally Her feelings and thoughts as the atrocities were committed around her What I did take from the book in addition to the well explained history, was an example of what ca I read this book right after I finished Infidel Due to my overwhelming response to that book, no follow up could even compare Iran Awakening is the memoir of a woman who fights injustices in Iran I found the bookto be an annotated modern history of Iran, while fascinating, I wanted to knowabout her personally Her feelings and thoughts as the atrocities were committed around her What I did take from the book in addition to the well explained history, was an example of what can happen when a radical right wing religious party gets control of a nation Iran used to be a nation where religious tolerance flourished and there was a general equality for all Women were not forced into submission and the author herself attended a university without a thought about it The pre revolution Iran she describes seems very similar to any Western nation Which is why it struck me so When the revolution occured, people, especially women, saw their rights evaporate infront of their eyes Laws which had been codified and practiced now simply did not exist Who is to say that this cannot happen in Canada The rights we have so long taken for granted must be cherished and fought for Or we could lose them Sidenote I read this right before I read Prisoner of Tehran and it helped to understand the latter all the better Historically and politically


  10. Doreen Petersen Doreen Petersen says:

    Excellent book on life in Iran after the fall of the Shah.


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