Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival




      Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fianc e, Paola, that he d be back in just a few days, a week at most Little did he know, as he kissed her good bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell Rosewater.For the Bahari family, wars, coups, and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations Maziar s father was imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s, and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s Alone in his cell at Evin Prison, fearing the worst, Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture, and hears their voices speaking to him across the years He dreams of being with Paola in London, and imagines all that she and his rambunctious, resilient eighty four year old mother must be doing to campaign for his release During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater, he silently repeats the names of his loved ones, calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child A riveting, heart wrenching memoir, Rosewater offers insight into the past seventy years of regime change in Iran, as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes totalitarian with each passing day An intimate and fascinating account of contemporary Iran, it is also the moving and wonderfully written story of one family s extraordinary courage in the face of repression.Now a major motion picture directed by Jon Stewart Previously published as Then They Came for Me. Read Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival Author Maziar Bahari – heartforum.co.uk

Maziar Bahari born 1967 is an Iranian Canadian journalist, playwright and film maker He was a reporter for Newsweek from 1998 to 2011 Bahari was imprisoned by the Iranian government in June 2009, but was released on October 20, 2009.

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
  • Maziar Bahari
  • 24 January 2018
  • 0812981804

10 thoughts on “ Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

  1. Diane says:

    My first job out of college was at a weekly newspaper, and the office receptionist had a passion for writing and supporting Irish political prisoners In my naivete, I couldn t imagine her efforts making a difference And why were they being held prisoner, anyway Surely they had done something to deserve their punishment.Now that I m older andworldly, I understand that tyrants frequently imprison the innocent and don t care about justice they care about consolidating power and My first job out of college was at a weekly newspaper, and the office receptionist had a passion for writing and supporting Irish political prisoners In my naivete, I couldn t imagine h...

  2. Idarah says:

    Mr Bahari, let me advise you on this matter, he said before exiting the room In our judicial system, it is the interrogator who makes the final decision It is better if you cooperate with us, rather than rely on anyone outside of this room You are here, and here, I am the only one who will make decisions about your life Rosewater This morning s headline about the beheading of a British aid worker by the terrorist group ISIS filled me with dread, but especially honed in on this Mr Bahari, let me advise you on this matter, he said before exiting the room In our judicial system, it is the interrogator who m...

  3. Kristy K says:

    This is a book everyone should read Bahari, a journalist who was raised in Iran but became a Canadian citizen and later worked in London, goes to Iran to cover the 2009 elections There, while reporting on the post election protests, he gets arrested and accused of being a spy He then endures months of harsh and vicious interrogations in an Iranian prison Bahrari alternates between telling of his time in prison and talking about his family and upbringing in Iran during the regime change So This is a book everyone should read Bahari, a journalist who was raised in Iran but became a Canadian citizen and later worked in London, goes to Iran to cover the 2009 elections There, while reporting on the post election protests, he gets arrested and accused of being a spy He then endures months of harsh and vicious interrogations in an Iranian prison Bahrari alternates between telling of his time in prison and talking about his family and upbringing in Iran during the regime change So many of what he said was hard to fathom and grasp as it is so far removed from what we here in America have ever had to deal with We are not tortured for voicing our opinions we do not live in fear of a family member being taken simply because they...

  4. Hana says:

    The first time I read Maziar Bahari s Then They Came For Me was in 2012 I started the book on the train ride from London to Paris and finished it in a Parisian cafe that evening It is powerful and haunting and brought me to tears however, it is such an important story and one that, as an Iranian Canadian, is near to my heart The book chronicles Maziar s trip to Iran during the fateful 2009 elections A journalist for Newsweek magazine, Maziar reported on the elections and on the subsequent The first time I read Maziar Bahari s Then They Came For Me was in 2012 I started the book on the train ride from London to Paris and finished it in a Parisian cafe that evening It is powerful and haunting and brought me to tears however, it is such an important story and one that, as an Iranian Canadian, is near to my heart The book chronicles Maziar s trip to Iran during the fateful 2009 elections A journalist for Newsweek magazine, Maziar reported on the elections and on the subsequent mayhem that erupts in the country after Ahmadinejad allegedly beats thepopular candidate, Moussavi While working in Iran, Maziar is arrested and imprisoned on charges of being a US spy You can imagine what happens then I first heard of Maziar Bahari after Jason Jones interviewed him in Tehran for a segment for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart As a Daily Show fanatic, I have vivid memories of watching the interview segment when it aired As an Iranian Canadian , I have vivid memori...

  5. Seymour says:

    I think everyone needs to read this book in order to get a better understanding of what is behind that tiny word, Iran , when the newsreader says it.Maziar Bahari, a Newsweek journalist, was arrested following the Iranian election in 2009 Beatings and solitary confinement ensued as the regime attempted to extract a confession from him that he was a spy In spite of the agonising circumstances, he had been expecting to return to the side of his pregnant fianc e in London in a matter of days, I t...

  6. Christine says:

    This is Bahari s account of being imprisoned during the Green Revolution in Iran While the book was not gripping, it was a rather interesting book Bahari becomes the third member of his family to be imprisoned in Iran There is a sense of distance in his narrative of the imprisonment, most likely for his sanity, but Bahari does seem to be frank He doesn t come across as holier than thou or anything Just an everyman who found himself in a horrible situation.Quite frankly, I think Bahari This is Bahari s account of being imprisoned during the Green Revolution in Iran While the book was not gripping, it w...

  7. lisa_emily says:

    2013 is the year I catch up on the non fiction books I ve been meaning to read for the last few years So many great non fiction books came out in 2012 that I had not gotten around to reading that I vowed I would get on the wagon and made a list of over a dozen to read, I ll probably addto this list as the year unfolds This book I ve had in fact special ordered and it had been sitting on my shelf pleading to be read for the last several months I heard Mazair Bahiri interviewed on Fresh 2013 is the year I catch up on the non fiction books I ve been meaning to read for the last few years So many great non fiction books came out in 2012 that I had not gotten around to reading that I vowed I would get on the wagon and made a list of over a dozen to read, I ll probably addto this list as the year unfolds This book I ve had in fact special ordered and it had been sitting on my ...

  8. Ray says:

    I first became interested in Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari, after hearing that Comedy Central s Jon Stewart was taking a break from his popular comedy news show to direct and produce a movie based on this book Stewart s interest in the story stems from the fact that Bahari was arrested by Iranian authorities shortly after being interviewed for Stewart s TV show, The Daily Show , which did a brief segment with Bahari about the 2009 Iranian presidential election Shortly after doing ...

  9. Bettie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Blurb Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran s presidential election, believing he would return to his pregnant fianc e, Paola, in just a few days In fact, he would spend the next three months in Iran s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions During his time in prison, Bahari drew strength from the similar experiences of his family in the past his father had been imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980sBlurb Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran s presidential election, believing he would return to his pregnant fianc e, Paola, in just a few days In fact, he w...

  10. Tova says:

    I m a mess I m crying is 12 am and I m sick Oh and I have a huge test, a presentation and a huge project due this week RTC

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