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The Resource Ghosts of revolution : rekindled memories of imprisonment in Iran, Shahla Talebi ; drawings by Soudabeh Ardavan

Ghosts of revolution : rekindled memories of imprisonment in Iran, Shahla Talebi ; drawings by Soudabeh Ardavan

Label
Ghosts of revolution : rekindled memories of imprisonment in Iran
Title
Ghosts of revolution
Title remainder
rekindled memories of imprisonment in Iran
Statement of responsibility
Shahla Talebi ; drawings by Soudabeh Ardavan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this haunting account, Shahla Talebi remembers her years as a political prisoner in Iran. Talebi, along with her husband, was imprisoned for nearly a decade and tortured, first under the Shah and later by the Islamic Republic. Writing about her own suffering and survival and sharing the stories of her fellow inmates, she details the painful reality of prison life and offers an intimate look at a critical period of social and political transformation in Iran. Somehow through it all--through resistance and resolute hope, passion and creativity--Talebi shows how one survives. Reflecting now on experiences past, she stays true to her memories, honoring the love of her husband and friends lost in these events, to relate how people can hold to moments of love, resilience, and friendship over the dark forces of torture, violence, and hatred. At once deeply personal yet clearly political, part memoir and part meditation, this work brings to heartbreaking clarity how deeply rooted torture and violence can be in our society. More than a passing judgment of guilt on a monolithic "Islamic State, " Talebi's writing asks us to reconsider our own responses to both contemporary debates of interrogation techniques and government responsibility and, more simply, to basic acts of cruelty in daily life. She offers a lasting call to us all
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
Dewey number
  • 365/.45092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS318.84
LC item number
.T35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ghosts of revolution : rekindled memories of imprisonment in Iran, Shahla Talebi ; drawings by Soudabeh Ardavan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-251)
Contents
"In the footsteps of the giants -- Roya: the threshold of imagination and phantasm -- Fozi: Losing it all -- Kobra: the gaze of death -- Innocent cruelty: yousuf -- Maryam: a god who cried
Control code
ocn630479887
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780804772013
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010026520
Other control number
40018973361
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1308582
  • (OCoLC)630479887
Label
Ghosts of revolution : rekindled memories of imprisonment in Iran, Shahla Talebi ; drawings by Soudabeh Ardavan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-251)
Contents
"In the footsteps of the giants -- Roya: the threshold of imagination and phantasm -- Fozi: Losing it all -- Kobra: the gaze of death -- Innocent cruelty: yousuf -- Maryam: a god who cried
Control code
ocn630479887
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780804772013
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010026520
Other control number
40018973361
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1308582
  • (OCoLC)630479887

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