The golden cage : three brothers, three choices, one destiny /
Shirin Ebadi.
[Carlsbad, Calif.] : Kales Press, 2011.
253 p.
0979845645 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780979845642 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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[Carlsbad, Calif.] : Kales Press, 2011.
0979845645 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780979845642 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Currently living in exile in the UK, Nobel Peace Prize winner Ebadi (founder, Centre for the Defence of Human Rights; Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope) is an Iranian human rights activist, lawyer, former judge-and prolific author. Her latest work recounts growing up in Iran along with the three brothers of her childhood girlfriend Pari. Through the lives of Abbas, Javad, and Ali intertwined with major political events in Iran during those same years, Ebadi assesses how each brother formed his own unique political ideology, setting the path toward each one's distinct future. Raised as an equal with her own brothers, Ebadi only later realized that this was atypical in her homeland. She is staunchly committed to egalitarianism and recounts here a lifetime of turbulence: Pari's family coming apart because of their differences, Ebadi's own stint in solitary confinement for her political beliefs, and the alleged threats by Iranian authorities in 2009 that sent Ebadi out of the country. VERDICT Political science aficionados will enjoy this remembrance of life in late 20-century Iran. Ebadi remains convinced that democracy in Iran can still be adopted successfully.-Krista Bush, Shelton Public Schs., CT (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Riveting ... this moving book is a monument in itself, commemorating friendship and the human spirit
Very powerful
Masterpiece... a beautiful innocence of writing
Moving memoir
Nobel winner writes of peace
Poignant memories... painfully real
Powerful declaration between each line
Amazing. Do not miss this book
Bold and brave
Couldn "t put it down...guarantee you will be touched
Gripping story... a sad lesson in how revolutions eat their own
Couldn't put it down...guarantee you will be touched
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For over fifty years the Shah Pahlavi dynasty ruled Iran until Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 Islamic Revolution seized power and began its own reign of tyranny. The questions about the revolution shape The Golden Cage while the answers shed light on Islamic Iran's current events and tell us why it strives for nuclear energy, chants "Death to Israel," and claims to be the most powerful force in the Middle East and Muslim world. History perhaps is best described through life stories we each can hold dearly. The Golden Cage is one such story about three brothers the author knew through their sister, Pari, a childhood friend. Each brother subscribes to a different political ideology that tears Iran and their lives apart. As Pari observes, her brothers live deluded lives in golden cages of ideology. These words mark the beginning of this story, illuminating the multifaceted, oppressive Iran of today and years past.
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'The Golden Cage' is the story of three brothers whom the author knew through their sister, Pari, a childhood friend. Each brother subscribes to a different political ideology that tears Iran and their lives apart. As Pari observes, her brothers live deluded lives in golden cages of ideology.
Table of Contents
Prologuep. 9
Old Friendshipsp. 13
The House in Abbas Abadp. 20
Mossadegh's Penp. 27
One Soldier's Destinyp. 37
Two Brothersp. 45
In the Name of the Shahp. 54
Four Gray, Smooth, Bare Wallsp. 60
Mashhadp. 67
Alì's Beardp. 77
Allah Akbarp. 86
A Weddingp. 94
The Pagosha Revolutionaryp. 103
Under Surveillancep. 110
Twenty Years in a Single Nightp. 115
From Dates to the United Nations in a Single Faxp. 121
The Doctor's Justicep. 131
The Visit to Evinp. 139
American Iraniansp. 144
Ruhollah's Songp. 162
The Final Betrayalp. 168
Something Warmp. 176
A New Lifep. 183
A Long Voyage into the Abyssp. 191
Give My Best to Tehranp. 204
Enemy of the Revolutionp. 216
Return to Tehranp. 226
A Monument of Sandp. 238
The Paris Skyp. 242
A Family Reunionp. 248
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