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Iran awakening [text (large print)] : from prison to peace prize : one woman's struggle at the crossroads of history / Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni.

By: ʻIbādī, Shīrīn.
Contributor(s): Moaveni, Azadeh, 1976-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2007Edition: Large print edition.Description: xix, 292 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846176111 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): ʻIbādī, Shīrīn | Women lawyers -- Iran -- Biography | Lawyers -- Iran -- Biography | Women judges -- Iran -- Biography | Judges -- Iran -- Biography | Muslim women -- Iran -- Biography | Nobel Prizes | Large type booksDDC classification: 323.34092 Summary: During her career as a lawyer, writer, and dissident, Shirin Ebadi has spoken out for her native Iran. As a human rights advocate and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, she has given Iran reason to hope for a better future. Ebadi provides an account of a woman standing at the crossroads of history. A lawyer who defends women and children in politically charged cases, she serves as a rebellious voice in a land where such voices are brutally silenced. Ebadi, a committed Muslim, speaks eloquently about the ideals of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. A devoted daughter, wife and mother, she has braved imprisonment, harassment, assassination attempts and her family's humiliation, for the dream of a better Iran.
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Telling her extraordinary story, an Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, chronicles her childhood and upbringing, her education and student years at the University of Tehran, her marriage and its challenges, her religious faith, her life as a mother, and as an advocate for the oppressed.

Originally published: London: Rider, 2006.

Includes bibliographical references.

During her career as a lawyer, writer, and dissident, Shirin Ebadi has spoken out for her native Iran. As a human rights advocate and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, she has given Iran reason to hope for a better future. Ebadi provides an account of a woman standing at the crossroads of history. A lawyer who defends women and children in politically charged cases, she serves as a rebellious voice in a land where such voices are brutally silenced. Ebadi, a committed Muslim, speaks eloquently about the ideals of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. A devoted daughter, wife and mother, she has braved imprisonment, harassment, assassination attempts and her family's humiliation, for the dream of a better Iran.

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