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Trapped in Iran : A Mother's Desperate Journey to Freedom

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In 2009, Samieh Hezari made a terrible mistake. She flew from her adopted home of Ireland to her birthplace in Iran so her 14-month-old daughter, Rojha, could be introduced to the child's father. When the violent and unstable father refused to allow his daughter to leave and demanded that Samieh renew their relationship, a two-week holiday became a desperate five-year battle to get her daughter out of Iran. If Samieh could not do so before Rojha turned seven, the father could take sole custody-forever. The father's harassment and threats intensified, eventually resulting in an allegation of adultery that was punishable by stoning, but Samieh-a single mother trapped in a country she saw as restricting the freedom and future of her daughter-never gave up, gaining inspiration from other Iranian women facing similar situations. As both the trial for adultery and her daughter's seventh birthday loomed the Irish government was unable to help, leaving Samieh to attempt multiple illegal escapes in an unforgettable, epic journey to freedom. Trapped in Iran is the harrowing and emotionally gripping story of how a mother defied a man and a country to win freedom for her daughter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.16mm | 268g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2 b&w illus., 1 map
  • 0253022533
  • 9780253022530
  • 579,835

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The powerful story of a mother's desperate struggle to extricate herself and her child from a hopeless existence in Iran. . . . Each piece of foreshadowing makes one want to beg her to stop and turn around. Hezari's account of her terrible journey will keep listeners [and readers] on the edges of their seats. * AudioFile Magazine *show more

About Samieh Hezari

Iranian-born Samieh Hezari lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her two daughters, Saba and Rojha. Samieh is an accountant at a law firm and is currently studying for a degree in psychology. Trapped in Iran is her first book.Australian-born Kaylene Petersen lives in Ireland. She worked for over 20 years in the field of editing and publishing, but returned to college and is now a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist.show more

Table of contents

PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Epilogue: One Year LaterAcknowledgmentsshow more

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