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Camelia Entekhabifard - Camelia: Save Yourself By Telling the Truth

Friday, April 6th, 2007 at 7PM — Labyrinth Books New York (NY) 
Join us for a reading with Camelia Entekhabifard, author of Cameila: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth. A book signing and reception will follow.

Camelia : A Memoir

An extraordinarily vivid look inside post-revolutionary Iran, Camelia is the memoir of Iranian journalist Camelia Entekhabifard, who was sent to prison because of her provocative reporting for reformist newspapers. Her gorgeous account of growing up amid the turmoil of the revolution and the Iran/Iraq War is followed by her stark narration of her arrest and imprisonment. Faced with threats of execution, she realizes that the cruel man who interrogates her daily could actually become her savior. Then unfolds Camelia’s harrowing account of their ensuing relationship, and ultimately of the steep price she paid to obtain the personal and professional independence that had always been her goal.
Published February, 2007 by Seven Stories Press
Hardcover, 250 Pages, ISBN 1583227199
List Price $23.95.

CAMELIA ENTEKHABIFARD was born in Tehran in 1973. While in high school and university, she became active as an emerging poet and painter. She then turned to journalism, writing for a number of papers, including the leading reformist daily, Zan. In 1999 she was arrested for her journalistic activities and spent three months in prison. Upon her release, she came to the United States and was granted the status of political refugee. Since then, she has reported on Iranian and Afghan affairs for AP, Reuters, Eurasia Net, the Village Voice, and Mother Jones. The recipient of an MA in journalism from NYU and an MA in international and public affairs from Columbia University, Entekhabifard lives in New York City and reports frequently from Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East.

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