After Tehran

Marina Nemat
Middle East and North Africa
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Iranian author Marina Nemat shares the harrowing story of her time as a political prisoner in Iran’s infamous Evin Prison and gives a powerful, moving repudiation of the use of torture. As a teenager,Nemat led a student strike against the imposition of ideology in schools in post-revolutionary Iran. For her peaceful protest, she was arrested,interrogated, tortured, and raped by a prison guard she was coerced to marry.Nemat recounts her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder after her release from prison, and emphasizes the importance of bearing witness and testifying—because what happened to her is still happening to other girls in Iranian prisons today.

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