Iran Awakening A Memoir of Revolution and Hope PDF/EPUB

Iran Awakening A Memoir of Revolution and Hope PDF/EPUB

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  1. Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestDNF 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 reaching and for engrossing comforting readsI'm not going to finish this but you might enjoy it than 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 now2 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 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 existDivided 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 Ira 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 reactionsAlthough 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 landMuch 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 euality 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 euality 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 ue hubo puntos de libro en los ue uise dejar de leer tantas leyes sin sentido me enferman No me imagino ue hubiera hecho como mujer irani Creo ue todos deberían 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 textbookShirin 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 eualityThis 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 enjoymententertainment 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 suirm 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 US 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 US 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 countryI 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 friendI 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 IranThe most revealing uote 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 uniue 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 The than 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 capabilityThere 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 suad eager to wipe out any perceived resistance to the hard line governmentUnwilling to leave her country while long time friends and associates flee to the West especially during the protracted and bloody war with Ira 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 book to be an annotated modern history of Iran while fascinating I wanted to know about 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 euality 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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Iran Awakening A Memoir of Revolution and Hope [BOOKS] ✫ Iran Awakening A Memoir of Revolution and Hope Author Shirin Ebadi – 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 poli The moving inspiring memoir of one A Memoir Kindle Ø of the great women of our times Shirin Ebadi winner of the 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 Iran Awakening Kindle - raising a family while pursuing her work Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist Zara Kazemi – raped tortured and murdered in Iran – Dr Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against Awakening A Memoir PDF É the system The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving untraditional family her upbringing before the Revolution in that toppled the Shah her marriage and her religious faith as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the Awakening A Memoir of Revolution PDF or courts while bringing up her girls at homeOutspoken controversial Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today She rose uickly to become the first female judge in the country; but when the religious authorities declared women unfit to serve as judges she was demoted to clerk in the courtroom she had once presided over She eventually fought her way back as a human rights lawyer defending women and children in politically charged cases that most lawyers were afraid to Awakening A Memoir of Revolution PDF or represent She has been arrested and been the target of assassination but through it all has spoken out with uiet bravery on behalf of the victims of injustice and discrimination and become a powerful voice for change almost universally embraced as a heroHer memoir is a gripping story – a must read for anyone interested in Zara Kazemi’s case in the life of a remarkable woman or in understanding the political and religious upheaval in our world From the Hardcover edition.

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Iran Awakening A Memoir of Revolution and Hope
  • Shirin Ebadi
  • English
  • 19 September 2015
  • 9780676978032

About the Author: Shirin Ebadi

شیرین عبادی Širin Ebâdi; born A Memoir Kindle Ø June is an Iranian lawyer human rights activist and founder of Children's Rights Support Association in Iran On October Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human Iran Awakening Kindle - rights especially women's children's and refugee rights She was the first ever Iranian to have received the prizeEbadi was born in Hamadan Iran Her father Mohammad Ali Ebadi was the city's chief notary public and professor of commercial law The family moved to Tehran in Ebadi Awakening A Memoir PDF É was admitted to the law department University of Tehran in and upon graduation in passed the ualification exams to become a judge After a six month internship period she officially started her judging career in March She continued her studies in University of Awakening A Memoir of Revolution PDF or Tehran in the meanwhile and received a master's degree in law in In she became the first woman to preside over a legislative courtFollowing the Iranian revolution in conservative clerics insisted that Islam prohibits women from becoming judges and Ebadi was demoted to a secretarial position at the branch where she had previously presided She and other female judges protested and were assigned to the slightly higher position of law expert She eventually reuested early retirement as the Awakening A Memoir of Revolution PDF or situation remained unchangedAs her applications were repeatedly rejected Ebadi was not able to practice as a lawyer until while she already had a law office permit She used this free time to write books and many articles in Iranian periodicals which made her known widely.