After Tehran

After Tehran

A Life Reclaimed

Book - 2010
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In the international bestseller Prisoner of Tehran , Marina Nemat chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in Iran's notorious Evin prison at the age of sixteen. Yet her journey was far from over.

After Tehran is a moving account of Nemat's struggle to overcome her past and break the silence about her detainment. Following her escape from Iran, she builds a new life in Canada with her husband and infant son. But Nemat is haunted by survivor's guilt. She feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, even if it means revealing the painful secrets she'd much rather forget. As her riveting story eventually becomes a bestselling book, Nemat's life is forever changed. She gains the strength to confront her past, re-engage with her distant father, and emerge from the emotional ravages.

Her story is one of courage and recovery, an amazing tale of resilience written by a truly inspiring woman.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group, 2010.
ISBN: 9780670064625
Branch Call Number: 365.45092 Nemat
Characteristics: 258 pages
Alternative Title: After Tehran


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Nov 22, 2018

Her first book was excellent so I very much looked forward to reading this one, but it turned out to be a massive disappointment. I suppose she had a contract and had to write something but this 250+ page book could have and should have been a 2 page magazine article. I am a voracious reader but getting through this book was a brutal chore. If you feel like you must read it, just borrow it from the library; definitely do not waste your money buying it.

Jan 14, 2012

Prisoner of Tehran was excellent and polished; this book however regrettably was tedious and repetitive.

TATL Jan 09, 2011

I picked this up after hearing Marina's interview on CBC. Powerful stuff.

debwalker Jan 03, 2011

Powerful memoir of post-traumatic stress following a prison term in Iran.
A Chatelaine top pick.

Nov 04, 2010

I was excited that she wrote a second one after the Prisoner of Tehran. Her first made me want more. This one, however, is very different. But I still loved her writing and was upset and mad with her at those "opposed" to her previous work. Keep writing Marina!

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