Iran Awakening: Book summary and reviews of Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi and Azadeh Moaveni

Iran Awakening

A Memoir of Revolution and Hope

by Shirin Ebadi and Azadeh Moaveni

Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi and Azadeh Moaveni

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The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work.

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"An admirable account that will be of special interest to those keeping their eyes on the Middle East." - Kirkus Reviews.
"Ebadi provides a revealing glimpse into a deeply insular society." - Publishers Weekly.

"Ebadi offers a very personal account of her life and her fight for human rights in Iran." - Booklist.

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Shirin Ebadi and Azadeh Moaveni Author Biography

Azadeh Moaveni is a Tehran correspondent for TIME Magazine. She is the author of Lipstick Jihad (2005), Honeymoon in Tehran (2009) and co-author of Iran Awakening (2006).

She previously worked for the Los Angeles Times as a reporter covering the Iraq war, and its regional reverberations. Before joining the Times, she reported around the Middle East for TIME, covering Islamic militant groups, Arab media, political Shiism, Arab/Iranian youth culture, and the Iranian reform movement. As one of the few American correspondents permitted to work continuously in Iran since 1999, Azadeh has reported extensively on youth culture and the student movement in the Islamic Republic. This focus inspired her first book, as well as her contributions to two anthologies, My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My ...

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