Azadi, Protest in the Streets of Tehran

Azadi Protest in the Streets of Tehran Raha an architecture student at Tehran University who lives uptown with her liberal parents is arrested in the protests following the fraudulent presidential elections of While in prison she i

  • Title: Azadi, Protest in the Streets of Tehran
  • Author: Saïdeh Pakravan
  • ISBN: 9780615407517
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Raha, an architecture student at Tehran University who lives uptown with her liberal parents, is arrested in the protests following the fraudulent presidential elections of 2009 While in prison, she is the victim of extreme violence A vibrant and strong willed young woman, she decides after her release to seek justice, a difficult proposition in a country where the ruleRaha, an architecture student at Tehran University who lives uptown with her liberal parents, is arrested in the protests following the fraudulent presidential elections of 2009 While in prison, she is the victim of extreme violence A vibrant and strong willed young woman, she decides after her release to seek justice, a difficult proposition in a country where the rule of law is arbitrary at best, where women don t count for much, and where conservative Islamic factions, despite being at each others throats, will present a united front where the survival of the regime is at stake Beyond describing Raha s terrible ordeal and her fight, against all odds, to obtain redress, the novel places the story in the context of a fascinating and complicated country and offers deep insights into the Iranian psyche At the core of the novel is the moving relation that develops between Raha who belongs to a well to do family from the rich suburbs of Northern Tehran and Hossein, a sepahi or Revolutionary Guard , from one the poorer neighborhoods, and how they overcome their completely different backgrounds to touch each other s lives in a way neither will ever forget.

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    1. Ellen

      Set in Tehran just after the contested Iranian elections of June 2009, the story centers on Raha, a female college student and anti-government activist from a secular, well-to-do family in north Tehran. Several other first-person voices also narrate the dramatic events, including a devout Muslim member of the Revolutionary Guard named Hossein, Raha’s fiancé Kian and both their mothers, and Gita, an Iranian ex-pat visiting from the United States. Raha and Kian and their friends become caught u [...]

    2. Nenette87 Piccolanay

      Je remercie tout d'abord les éditions Belfond et l'opération Masse Critique de Babelio de m'avoir fait découvrir cet ouvrage.Ce livre nous fait découvrir l'histoire de Raha, jeune fille issue d'une famille aisée de Téhéran, qui prend part au côté de ses amis étudiants aux manifestations qui suivent la réélection frauduleuse d'Ahmadinejad à la tête du République Islamique d'Iran en 2009.Sans divulguer quoique ce soit, ce serait trop dommage, il va arriver beaucoup de choses à Raha [...]

    3. Rose Z.

      I enjoyed this novel for a few key specific reasons. As far as a historical novel, I appreciated the mention of most candidates of this election and commentary from characters in the novel about each candidate that exposed their platforms. It is pretty insightful in that aspect as it brings light to a wider history beyond just Mousavi. I think for the younger Iranian generation living outside of Iran and only hearing about this event through parents, or the tiny bits that were covered in the med [...]

    4. Clara

      Bouleversant. C'est ce qu'a été pour moi ce récit frappant. Avec Azadi, on se trouve à la croisée des regards d'Iraniens de tous horizons. Regards qu'ils portent sur leur pays et sur les autres. Ce roman brise à la fois des préjugés sur l'Iran et en confirme d'autres. Saïdeh Pakravan nous permet d'appréhender la complexité de la société iranienne à travers les manifestations post électorales de 2009. Des manifestations qui ont fini dans la répression. Dans ce roman, beaucoup (tro [...]

    5. Ali

      The events of 2009 in Tehran--after the fraudulent presidential elections led people to take to the streets and protest until they were crushed by government forces--provided us with some gripping real-life drama, the events culminating with the on-air death of Neda Agha Soltan, tragically. "Azadi" explores the individual stories of this revolution, centering on three young people, Raha, Kian and Hossein, and how their lives become mixed up together in ways unimagined. Told from the viewpoint of [...]

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