The Resource Remembering Akbar : inside the Iranian Revolution, Behrooz Ghamari

Remembering Akbar : inside the Iranian Revolution, Behrooz Ghamari

Label
Remembering Akbar : inside the Iranian Revolution
Title
Remembering Akbar
Title remainder
inside the Iranian Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Behrooz Ghamari
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the tumultuous aftermath of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Remembering Akbar weaves together the stories of a group of characters who share a crowded death row cell in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. A teeming world is evoked vividly through the relationships, memories, and inner lives of these political prisoners, many of whom were eventually executed. Told through a series of linked memories by the narrator, Akbar, whose striking candor is infused with a mordant sense of humor, the story takes the reader beyond mere political struggles and revelations, to a vibrant alternative history, as it were, by the losers. Rather than exalting the heroic, or choosing to focus merely on despair or redemption, Remembering Akbar reveals eloquently how life unfolds when death is starkly imminent. It is a deeply moving story of great camaraderie, biting humor, and soulful remembrance
Summary
A collection of linked memoirs tells the stories of political prisoners on death row in Tehran's notorious Evin prison in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution, capturing the friendship, dark humor and raw remembrances when death is imminent
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10544475
Cataloging source
BT
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Ghamari-Tabrizi, Behrooz
Dewey number
365/.48092520955
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Political prisoners
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
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inside the Iranian Revolution
Label
Remembering Akbar : inside the Iranian Revolution, Behrooz Ghamari
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781944869038
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Remembering Akbar : inside the Iranian Revolution, Behrooz Ghamari
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781944869038
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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