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I Confess: Revelations in exile

Kooshyar Karimi

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01 September 2012
Biography; Biography: general; Refugees & political asylum
This is a memoir by Sydney-based doctor and writer/translator, Kooshyar Karimi, who in 2000 managed to flee, with his family, certain torture and death which stalked him on a daily basis in his native Iran. Karimi's sin was his Jewishness and the fact that he helped desperate girls and women who had been raped, terminate the resulting pregnancies. Whilst many stories have come out of Iran in the last decade or so, nothing matches the grittiness of this portrayal of life in the crumbling alleyways and damp cellars of an Iranian slum district - the extreme poverty and desperation, the regular betrayals and compromises even within families, in the fight for survival. The memoir begins at his birth on the back seat of a police car in the sub-zero temperatures of a bleak and icy winter's night. It finishes with a nail-biting telling of his eventual escape across the border into Turkey, only to be pursued by his nightmares, for which he seeks a measure of atonement in the writing of this book.

You can listen to an interview with Dr Kooshyar Karimi here on Radio National
By:   Kooshyar Karimi
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 145mm, 
ISBN:   9780987178503
ISBN 10:   0987178504
Publication Date:   01 September 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for I Confess: Revelations in exile

'His story has the captivating yet disturbing quality of a tragic fable... A gifted storyteller for whom writing has become an act of atonement, Karimi skilfully captures both the everyday and the epic dimensions of his extraordinary life.' - Fiona Capp, Pick of the Week, Saturday Age, 8 Sept 2012


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