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The first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran. Now Ebadi tells her story of courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family, and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves.

For years the Islamic Republic tried to intimidate Ebadi, but after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005, the censorship and persecution intensified. The government wiretapped Ebadi’s phones, bugged her law firm, sent spies to follow her, harassed her colleagues, detained her daughter, and arrested her sister on trumped-up charges. It shut down her lectures, fired up mobs to attack her home, seized her offices, and nailed a death threat to her front door. Despite finding herself living under circumstances reminiscent of a spy novel, nothing could keep Ebadi from speaking out and standing up for human dignity.

But it was not until she received a phone call from her distraught husband—and he made a shocking confession that would all but destroy her family—that she realized what the intelligence apparatus was capable of to silence its critics. The Iranian government would end up taking everything from Shirin Ebadi—her marriage, friends, and colleagues, her home, her legal career, even her Nobel Prize—but the one thing it could never steal was her spirit to fight for justice and a better future. This is the amazing, at times harrowing, simply astonishing story of a woman who would never give up, no matter the risks. Just as her words and deeds have inspired a nation, Until We Are Free will inspire you to find the courage to stand up for your beliefs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a must read for all.”

    Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

  • “Shirin Ebadi is quite simply the most vital voice for freedom and human rights in Iran.”

    Reza Aslan, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[Ebadi’s] memoir…[is] proof of the stunning effects of her nonviolent struggle on behalf of those who bravely, and at a very high cost, keep pushing for the most basic rights.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Ebadi] is an inspiring figure, and her suspenseful, evocative story is unforgettable.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Ebadi’s courage and strength of character are evident throughout this…captivating and candid story of a woman who took on the Iranian government and survived, despite every attempt to make her fail.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This harrowing true story is narrated in a raspy, deep voice by Shohreh Aghdashloo. Her sombre tone is fitting for the story of Iranian Shirin Ebadi…Aghdashloo delivers the particulars of these ups and downs in a voice tinged with grief but buoyed by a undertone of firm resolve. She reads with feeling the mounting personal danger against Ebadi. The listener is engaged in the gritty details.”


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