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Author ‘Ibd, Shrn.

Title Iran awakening : a memoir of revolution and hope / Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2006]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-6  B EBA    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  323.34 IBA    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-220) and index.
Contents A Tehran girlhood -- Discovering justice -- The bitter taste of revolution -- Iran at war -- War of the cities -- Strange times, my darling -- From the living room to the courtroom -- Terror and the republic -- An experiment in hope -- A conscientious prisoner -- In the shadows of reform -- The Nobel Prize.
Summary The winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize is an advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution. Best known here 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 the system. The book chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls. Outspoken, controversial, Ebadi became the first female judge in Iran; when the religious authorities declared women unfit as judges, she fought her way back as a human rights lawyer, defending women and children in cases that most lawyers were afraid to represent.--From publisher description.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.2 14.0 113985.
Subject ‘Ibd, Shrn.
‘Ibd, Shrn.
Women lawyers -- Iran -- Biography.
Women judges -- Iran -- Biography.
Nobel Prize winners -- Biography.
Avocates -- Iran -- Biographies.
Femmes juges -- Iran -- Biographies.
Prix Nobel -- Biographies.
Added Author Moaveni, Azadeh, 1976-
ISBN 1400064708
Standard No. 9781400064700

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