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,
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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