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In this remarkable book, Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, tells her extraordinary life story. Dr Ebadi is a tireless voice for reform in her native Iran, where she argues for a new interpretation of Sharia law in harmony with vital human rights such as democracy, equality before the law, religious freedom and freedom of speech.

She is known for defending dissident figures, and for the establishment of a number of non-profit grassroots organisations dedicated to human rights. In she became the first Muslim woman, and the first Iranian, to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

She chronicles her childhood and upbringing before the Iranian Revolution, her education and student years at the University of Tehran, her marriage and its challenges, her religious faith, and her life as a mother and as an advocate for the oppressed.

As a human rights campaigner, in particular for women, children and political prisoners in Iran, her autobiography is a must-read for anyone fascinated by the life story and beliefs of a courageous and unusual woman, as well as those interested in current events especially those of the Middle East , and those who want to know the truth about the position of women in a Muslim society.

And she emerges with head unbowed". Born in , Shirin Ebadi trained in law, obtained a doctorate from Tehran University and served as a judge from March - the first woman ever to do so in Iran.

Following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in February she, and other female judges, were dismissed from their posts and given clerical duties in Ebadi's case, in the very court she had presided over. She resigned in protest and was, in effect, housebound for many years until finally, in , she succeeded in obtaining a lawyer's license and setting up her own practice.

She then represented various high-profile cases of political victims, journalists, child custody cases and others until she was forced to live in exile in London.

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IN , as the fever for revolution swelled, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called from exile in Iraq for Iranians to eject ministers from their offices. Shirin Ebadi, then 31 years old and Iran's first female judge, joined her colleagues in storming the office of the minister of justice. He wasn't there. Instead, the young activists found an old judge sitting behind a desk and staring at them in amazement.

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Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope

In her book, Ebadi recounts her public career and reveals her private self: her faith, her experiences, and her desire to lead a traditional life, even while serving as a rebellious voice in a land where such voices are muted and even silenced by brute force. Ebadi describes her girlhood in a modest Tehran household, her education, and her early professional success as Iran's most accomplished female jurist in the mids. She speaks eloquently about the ideals of the Iranian Revolution , and of her deep disillusionment with the direction Iran has taken since. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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