BookTalk at BSC 2010 continues with discussion of Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi on Sunday, March 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the BSC Library. Dr. Daphne Ghorbani, Assistant Professor and Secondary Education Program Coordinator at the University of Mary, will lead the discussion.
About the Book and the Author
Iran Awakening: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country is both a memoir and an insider’s account of the history of post-revolutionary Iran. The book was written by Shirin Ebadi, the first Iranian and first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Ebadi earned a law degree at the University of Tehran and became Iran’s first female judge. After the Islamic Revolution, she lost her judgeship. Islamic clerics called women “too emotional” to hold a high ranking position in the judicial system. Rather than leave the country like so many of her contemporaries and colleagues, Ebadi chose to stay and work from within as a human rights lawyer battling for justice in Iran’s revolutionary court. She won the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in this arena. Time Magazine named Ebadi one of 2004’s top 100 most influential people.
Iran Awakening can be purchased from local booksellers or checked out from local libraries. BookTalk at BSC discussions are free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.