by Julie Townsend
Shirin Ebadi studied at Tehran University and later became a judge during the reign of the Shah in pre-revolutionary Tehran, but in the months following the return of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, she lost her job, her freedom and her rights as an independent women. From her home in the fresh-aired upper reaches of northern Tehran, she chronicles in her memoir, Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope, a professional woman’s perspective on the coming of the Iranian Revolution and how she survived in its shocking aftermath.
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Eve Claxton, author of The Book of Life (Edbury Press, 2005), a collection of the best-written memoir and autobiography throughout history, shares her top 10 with Guardian.co.uk. Check these out at Top Ten Memoirs and Autobiographies.
London-born Eve Claxton studied literature at Manchester University before moving to New York in 1995. She has written for many publications in the U.S. and abroad, and is the author of The Book of Life as well as two guidebooks to New York. She lives in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008