Wednesday, April 07, 2010

On I Bought the Book & Couldn't Put It Down: Shedding brilliant light onto lives

April 8, 2010 at 9:10 am  I bought this book yesterday afternoon and could not put it down until 1:00 a.m. Roxanna weaves the rich pageantry of the best and worst of the Iranian society with a story of soul searching through the mental and physical anguish of her captivity into an intricate fabric worthy of the finest rugs from Iran. Her struggle to tell the truth and do what is right is all too human in the light of all the forced confessions that have occurred since the June election and brings a firsthand prespective into perhaps the least of suffering that those people were going through.
It also sheds a brilliant light onto the lives of 2 of the 5 Baha’i leader who have been in captivity for over two years for probably sticking to the truth as had many other women for various other beliefs. The choice to stand up for what is right vs. the violent forces of darkness is put into an all human story firsthand. I highly recommend this book.
Rating: 5 / 5
The Saberi book, just out, brings attention to Baha'is still in captivity in Evin Prison in almost every review. Below is a link to a series of drawings done by a female prisioner at Evin, not a Baha'i, back in the 1980's. -gw

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