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I Confess : Revelations in Exile - Karimi Kooshyar

I Confess

Revelations in Exile

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This is a memoir by Sydney-based doctor and writer/translator, Kooshyar Karimi, who in 2000 managed to flee, with his family, certain torture and death which stalked him on a daily basis in his native Iran. Karimi’s sin was his Jewishness and the fact that he helped desperate girls and women who had been raped, terminate the resulting pregnancies. Whilst many stories have come out of Iran in the last decade or so, nothing matches the grittiness of this portrayal of life in the crumbling alleyways and damp cellars of an Iranian slum district — the extreme poverty and desperation, the regular betrayals and compromises even within families, in the fight for survival. The memoir begins at his birth on the back seat of a police car in the sub-zero temperatures of a bleak and icy winter’s night. It finishes with a nail-biting telling of his eventual escape across the border into Turkey, only to be pursued by his nightmares, for which he seeks a measure of atonement in the writing of this book.

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      4.0

      Extraordinary read

      By MMS

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          Beautifully written moving account of a doctor's fight against persecution in his home country - now living and working in Australia.

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          4.0

          Beautifully written

          By Mark

          from Sydney, AU

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              Deftly written account of an extraordinary life in Iran, written with passion, and compassion. A great depiction of why someone "chooses", or is forced to choose, to flee their country of birth.

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              Inspirational

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                Being Jewish, this book gave me an understanding of what it is to live as a Jew in an oppressive culture, and of the true nature of repentance and atonement - although this book is of universal relevance. I was in turn angered and moved to tears by the author's account of what he had to endure, but also inspired by the triumph of the human spirit.

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                5.0

                A must read

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                  This book is a profound and moving account of the human spirit in the face of adversity. After reading this book, you will want to meet the author personally.

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                  Honest and Captivating!

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                    The author gives an honest insight into life within a Muslim majority community. He tells his story, warts and all, in such a compelling manner that you want to explore deeper. A real eye opener.

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                    ISBN: 9780987178503
                    ISBN-10: 0987178504
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 375
                    Published: 1st April 2014
                    Publisher: Insight Publications
                    Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 14.5